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Co-ordination action for libre software engineering for open development platforms for software and services

Objective

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 Scheme

CA - Coordination action
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Address
National Technological Park, Plassey -
Limerick
Ireland

Participants (11)

CHINASOFT NETWORK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
China
Address
No. 55 Xueyuan Nan Road, Haidan District
100081 Beijing
GROUPE DES ECOLES DES TELECOMMUNICATIONS
France
Address
46, Rue Barrault
75634 Paris 13
HOGSKOLAN I SKOVDE
Sweden
Address
Hogskolevagen 1
54 128 Skovde
POZNAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Poland
Address
Pl. Marii Sklodowskiej - Curie 5
61-542 Poznan
THE NATIONAL MICROELECTRONICS APPLICATIONS CENTRE LTD
Ireland
Address
Suparule House, Lonsdale Road National Technologicy Park
Limerick
TIS - TECHNO INNOVATION SUEDTIROL ALTO ADIGE - S.C.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Siemens 19
Bolzano (Bz)
UNIVERSIDAD REY JUAN CARLOS
Spain
Address
Calle Tulipan S/n
28933 Mostoles (Madrid)
UNIVERSITE PARIS VI PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE
France
Address
4 Place Jussieu
75252 Paris Cedex 05
UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4-6
6200 MD Maastricht
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
Address
Western Road
Cork
UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN
United Kingdom
Address
Brayford Pool
LN6 7TS Lincoln