Presentation on theme: "C&C Research Laboratories, NEC Europe Ltd. EC Workshop, Brussels, 21.1.04 Delivery of industrial-strength Grid middleware: Establishing."— Presentation transcript:
C&C Research Laboratories, NEC Europe Ltd. EC Workshop, Brussels, Delivery of industrial-strength Grid middleware: Establishing an effective European Approach Session: Grid software and service business models G. Lonsdale Assistant General Manager C&C Research Laboratories NEC Europe Ltd. (St. Augustin, Germany)
C&C Research Laboratories, NEC Europe Ltd. Open Source Developments Open-source Grid middleware development in EU projects establish a user community and the use of common (interoperable) software. !! !!Care to be taken in the choice of licences to be such that optimised, proprietary software solutions may be produced allows vendors to protect investments provides industrial/commercial users with reliable partners and optimised, support products. Where appropriate A succesful example: MPI -Open forum (producing the definition) -Open source reference implementation -Optimised products from vendors that choose to develop them Therefore.....
C&C Research Laboratories, NEC Europe Ltd. (i)Precludes certain open source licences (ii)EU projects must be aware of the impact of software licences for software introduced to the project Open Source Developments - II Recommendation: Definition of best-practice guidelines for open source licensing with EC-funded projects
C&C Research Laboratories, NEC Europe Ltd. Industrial impact of the e-Infrastructure The current e-Infrastructure developments appear to target academic/ big Science users and academic networks. If industrial/commercial services are to be deployed: Access for industrial or commercial users (particularly SMEs) needs to be included in the design of the infrastructure and of the business models to be applied to that infrastructure.