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AppHub, the European Open Source Marketplace

Objective

Many software engineering and cloud computing are developed in open source in order to implicitly avoid the curse of the European science paradox -- we are good at science but poor at exploitation – but fail because they lack adequate support and strategy. Open source provides an efficient framework for cooperation and IP management and that makes it indeed a powerful enabler for collaborative innovation. It is wrong however to assume that making the source available automatically attracts contributors and grants immediate market access. Open source as a convenient process is not the same as open source as a business strategy.
The aim of this project is to support the market outreach strategies of EU-supported open source by launching AppHub, the European open source market place. AppHub is a service platform that will help the market to seamlessly identify, position and implement the software outcomes of these projects. The partners that will develop, run and promote AppHub over this two-year project and beyond combine unparalleled expertise in open source community management, EU research projects and a breakthrough technology in software asset management.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen
Germany

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Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 246 341,25

Participants (2)

USHARESOFT
France
EU contribution
€ 226 458,75
Address
93 Cours Berriat
38000 Grenoble

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OW2
France
EU contribution
€ 376 460
Address
7 Rue De Phalsbourg
75017 Paris

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Activity type
Other