platform-enabling tools and infrastructure components that underpin the Internet and Web services. In the current shift to network-centric software and services, libre software will become the overarching software engineering paradigm, and strategic policy and research must be coordinated to reinforce this.
CALIBRE is an interdisciplinary Coordination Action with key goals of integrating and coordinating libre software research and practice to ensure that libre delivers to its true potential, to foster the effective transfer of the many useful lessons from libre software to create the next generation of software engineering methods and tools, and to promote the coherent evolution of open libre platforms for software and services.
A complex phenomenon such as libre lends itself to analysis from both a software engineering and business perspective. CALIBRE includes the leading researchers and practitioners in these areas. Libre software will receive a substantial boost by a flexible and agile coordination of activities, enabling a better understanding of what the different actors are doing, and creating a high level of synergy for the benefit of the whole EU. CALIBRE will address this directly through coordinating the study of the characteristics of libre software projects, products and processes; distributed development; and agile methods.
Integrating and coordinating these research activities will address key objectives for open platforms, such as transferring lessons derived from libre software development to conventional development and agile methods. CALIBRE will also examine hybrid models and best practices to enable innovative reorganisation of both SMEs and large institutions, and will also construct a comprehensive research roadmap to guide future libre software research. To secure long-term impact, an important goal of CALIBRE is to establish a European OSS Industry Forum.
Funding SchemeCA - Coordination action
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