Supporting open-source software development and sustainability
The ‘greenhouse’ Special Interest Group (SIG) provides a nurturing environment for the development and sustainability of open-source software.
National research and education networking organisations (NRENs) have a strong history of producing successful open-source software from within their communities, to meet a variety of needs from security to access management and file management solutions. As these projects grow into well-used products, initial developer teams need a range of support to meet the needs of expanding groups of users. SIG-Greenhouse helps to provide a framework for managing donations to open-source software projects as well as advice and guidance on licensing, legal agreements and good practice for code management.
As a first action, a list of open-source software developed in or by the GÉANT community and in use in real service scenarios is being compiled. If you would like to suggest suitable projects to be included, contact