Presentation on theme: "EEA EIONETs Open Source Initiative EIONET wants to use Open Source products as much as possible (Its in the GIP) ED, TietoEnator and others write software."— Presentation transcript:
EEA EIONETs Open Source Initiative EIONET wants to use Open Source products as much as possible (Its in the GIP) ED, TietoEnator and others write software products for us Hence, from now on; the new products, we ask them to develop, are Open Source We have chosen Mozilla Public License –What does that mean?
EEA MPL: Contracting Companys Rights You may sell (for profit) EIONET-owned software to others or EIONET (e.g. bundled with service) –But you must tell the customer, that the source is available for free (Sec 3.6) You may combine it with proprietory software as a larger works –But if you modify the EIONET-owned software you must make it available for free in source form
EEA MPL: EIONETs Rationale Code Reuse –Software created for one DEM could be used for another if we have the source Competition –To make it possible for other companies to make extensions to CIRCLE (or provide 3 rd level support) Protection of Investment –in the event that the software vendor goes out of business or loses interest in the product
EEA Some Business as Usual We will still ask a company to do QA testing and product support Same easy installation – not; whip out your C- compiler and hack until youre done –Yes, we are not there yet with the Portal Toolkit Will we have different incompatible versions of CIRCA? –No, CIRCA is not (yet) OpenSource and if it was, the Mozilla License will prevent it. Thats why we chose MPL *Much* more emphasis on design documentation