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Open Source Software Reuse Service for SMEs

Objective

The proposed project aims to develop a set of methodologies, associated tools, and business models centred on SME Associations, which will enable software SMEs to effectively introduce Open Source Software Reuse practises in their production processes. In this scope, software reuse is regarded as the sharing of software modules across different development teams, organisations, and diverse application domains. The potential benefits from the adoption of Software Reuse practises by software SMEs could provide substantial competitive advantages against large players by improving productivity, increasing competitiveness (offer more competitive prices), and facilitating entrance to new markets. The main reasons prohibiting the adoption of Software Reuse solutions by software SMEs are the following: (1) The large initial investments in technology know-how and tools required for a successful software reuse program are inhibiting reuse for SMEs, since their budget is limited. (2) Effective accumulation of modules requires multiple products in different application domains. Software development SMEs typically develop only a limited number of products or just a single system that evolves in different versions. (3) The market presently lacks services that would allow the effective identification, cataloguing, reshaping and utilisation of open source software components. This significantly prohibits the reuse of code concerning application functionality, which is common to a limited set of domains. The OPEN-SME project aims to provide a viable solution to the aforementioned SME problems, by developing appropriate methodologies and tools, and defining adequate business models that will allow SME Associations to effectively provide Open Source Software Reuse services to their member software SMEs. In this sense, SME Associations will act as the “software reuse departments” of their members.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2008-2
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME-AG - Research for SME associations/groupings

Coordinator

ENOSI MIHANIKON PLIROFORIKIS & EPIKINONION ELLADOS (Greek Association of Computer Engineers)
Address
Karageorgi Servias 7
10563 Athens
Greece
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 123 083
Administrative Contact
Dimitrios Drakoulis (Dr.)

Participants (10)

DRUSTVO ZA INFORMACIONE SISTEME I RACUNARSKE MREZE INFORMACIONO DRUSTVO SRBIJE UDRUZENJE
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 34 570
Address
Tadeusa Koscuska 52
11000 Beograd
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Miodrag Ivkovic (Prof.)
EPISTIMONIKO TECHNIKO EPIMELITIRIO KYPROU (Technical Chamber of Cyprus)
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 163 342
Address
Kerverou 8
1513 Lefkosia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonis Valanidis (Mr.)
TEKNIKBYN SCIENCE PARK VASTERAS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 264 782
Address
Linslagargrand 1
721 30 Vasteras
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Magnus Lundin (Mr.)
SOLINET GMBH TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 224 224
Address
Koenigstrasse 30
70173 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mia Carvalho (Ms.)
GNOMON PLIROPHORIKIS AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 114 320
Address
Antoni Tritsi 21
570 01 Pylaia Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Evangelos Vassiliadis (Mr.)
MAELARDALENS HOEGSKOLA
Sweden
Address
Hogskoleplan 1
721 23 Vasteras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Monika Matevska Stier (Ms.)
TELETEL TECHNOLOGIA TILEPIKOINONION KAI PLIROFORIKIS ANONYMI EMPORIKI VIOMICHANIKI ETAIREIA
Greece
Address
Kifissias Avenue 124
11526 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vangelis Kollias (Dr.)
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ioannis Stamelos (Prof.)
UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4-6
6200 MD Maastricht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wilma Coenegrachts (Ms.)
BITGEAR WIRELESS DESIGN SERVICES DOO
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 199 792
Address
Ul Stevana Markovica 8
11080 Beograd Zemun
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vukasin Pejovic (Dr.)