Open Source Software Guidelines - Final Version. Triaille, J. P. and Coppens, F. European Commission, Joint Research Center / European Commission, Joint Research Center.
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[Excerpt: Introduction] The following guidelines are meant to help developers managing Open Source Software ( ” OSS”) in the JRC development projects. Open Source Software1 has progressively become a more and more prominent tendency in the IT sector. Its use inside the JRC is already widespread and numerous initiatives of the EU institutions indicate their growing interest for OSS, e.g. the use of OSS components in the IT infrastructure. Moreover, an Open Source license was specifically drafted at the initiative of the European Commission. This license, named EUPL (European Union Public License) is designed to use the concepts of European law and to respect the legal and linguistic diversity of the Member States of the European Union. More information about the EUPL can be found on the website of IDABC http://ec.europa.eu/idabc/en/document/7774. []As the Open Source model may profitably meet the needs and objectives of the JRC, the use of existing OSS in certain JRC projects and/or the release of software developed by the JRC under an Open Source license may be positive and advantageous. However, such use implies various consequences and some risks, including legal ones. Avoiding these risks requires that the use of OSS in the JRC projects is supervised and monitored throughout all stages of these projects. []As a developer involved in projects of the JRC, you are naturally a key person for the good management of Open Source Software. The aim of this document is to provide you with guidelines to be followed when using OSS and with a brief overview of the risks which may arise from OSS, along with policy orientations taken by the JRC. [...]
@book{triailleOpenSourceSoftware2010,
  title = {Open Source Software Guidelines - {{Final}} Version},
  author = {Triaille, J. P. and Coppens, F.},
  date = {2010-09},
  publisher = {{European Commission, Joint Research Center / European Commission, Joint Research Center}},
  url = {http://www.webcitation.org/6B5XEju27},
  abstract = {[Excerpt: Introduction] The following guidelines are meant to help developers managing Open Source Software ( ” OSS”) in the JRC development projects. Open Source Software1 has progressively become a more and more prominent tendency in the IT sector. Its use inside the JRC is already widespread and numerous initiatives of the EU institutions indicate their growing interest for OSS, e.g. the use of OSS components in the IT infrastructure. Moreover, an Open Source license was specifically drafted at the initiative of the European Commission. This license, named EUPL (European Union Public License) is designed to use the concepts of European law and to respect the legal and linguistic diversity of the Member States of the European Union. More information about the EUPL can be found on the website of IDABC http://ec.europa.eu/idabc/en/document/7774.

[]As the Open Source model may profitably meet the needs and objectives of the JRC, the use of existing OSS in certain JRC projects and/or the release of software developed by the JRC under an Open Source license may be positive and advantageous. However, such use implies various consequences and some risks, including legal ones. Avoiding these risks requires that the use of OSS in the JRC projects is supervised and monitored throughout all stages of these projects.

[]As a developer involved in projects of the JRC, you are naturally a key person for the good management of Open Source Software. The aim of this document is to provide you with guidelines to be followed when using OSS and with a brief overview of the risks which may arise from OSS, along with policy orientations taken by the JRC. [...]},
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