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An Open Source-Based Approach for Industrializing Research Tools


From a business perspective, Software Engineering is an enormous market which is always evolving and progressing from both economical and technical sides. Such a market requires constant adaptation, which is often made possible via the regular adoption of significant innovations. Thus, research labs, as priority innovation providers, are key actors of this market. Unfortunately industrialization of research works is a very challenging process, thus (too) few research prototypes end up as successful and popular largely used products. Based on our concrete experience and different feedback collected in this area, we have proposed a pragmatic business model for transforming the results of scientific experimentation into practical industrial solutions. The two key elements in this collaborative model are: 1) The introduction of a third entity, a technology provider, as an interface between the two classic partners in such a process (i.e. the research lab and the big company or community playing the role of the actual end user); 2) The fact that we rely on the use of open source and its ecosystem (i.e. the Eclipse Foundation) to largely facilitate the communication and exchanges between all the involved partners. We will illustrate our business model by describing our successful collaboration experiences within the context of the ATL and MoDisco Eclipse "Modeling" projects.
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Hugo Bruneliere. An Open Source-Based Approach for Industrializing Research Tools. OW2Con 2011, Session "Open Source Innovation Catalyst" - ICT Labs, IRILL, Nov 2011, Paris, Issy Les Moulineaux, France. ⟨hal-00639559⟩
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