An open source software forge for European projects


Open Source is an increasingly interesting vehicle for dissemination of project results within the R&D andICT FP7 communities. PROSE, an FP7 ICT project, is promoting open source adoption by creating a software forge that provides project management, source code hosting, and development support for the ICT and European open source projects. In this paper we present the key requirements for a software forge resulting from a public consultation of projects in the European space, and the corresponding instantiation of an open source software forge, publicly available at We also discuss the relevance of a centralized collaboration platform for European projects, and the value presented by such an approach as opposed to current source code repositories.

Proceedings of the Workshop on Open Source and Design of Communication