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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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computer security/data protection
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/software development
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 246 341,25

Participants (2)

USHARESOFT
France
EU contribution
€ 226 458,75
Address
93 Cours Berriat
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OW2
France
EU contribution
€ 376 460
Address
114 Boulevard Haussmann
75008 Paris
Activity type
Other