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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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Coordinator

ENOSI MIHANIKON PLIROFORIKIS & EPIKINONION ELLADOS (Greek Association of Computer Engineers)
Address
Karageorgi Servias 7
10563 Athens
Greece

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Dimitrios Drakoulis (Dr.)
EU contribution
€ 123 083

Participants (10)

DRUSTVO ZA INFORMACIONE SISTEME I RACUNARSKE MREZE INFORMACIONO DRUSTVO SRBIJE UDRUZENJE
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 34 570
Address
Tadeusa Koscuska 52
11000 Beograd

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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

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonis Valanidis (Mr.)
VASTERAS SCIENCE PARK AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 264 782
Address
Box 51
721 04 Vasteras

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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

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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

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Evangelos Vassiliadis (Mr.)
MALARDALENS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Hogskoleplan 1
721 23 Vasteraas

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Monika Matevska Stier (Ms.)
TELETEL TECHNOLOGIA AERODIASTIMIKIS KAI AMINAS
Greece
Address
Kifissias Avenue 124
115 26 Athina

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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

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ioannis Stamelos (Prof.)
UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4
6200 MD Maastricht

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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

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vukasin Pejovic (Dr.)