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Open Source in the WSN Research

  • Experience made with free and open source software (FOSS) in the public research is shared with the community. The motivation for using and publishing FOSS is to increase visibility, transparancy and feedback quality while at the same time lowering software licensing costs. Also, the idea of giving back and returning a value plays a role. The most frequently given counter arguments are discussed. In the end, it’s important to embed FOSS publishing into the company’s strategy for the exploitation of scientific research results. To help with this, a checklist of criteria to indicate FOSS publishing is suggested. On the backround of wireless sensor networks, some case studies of FOSS contribution are detailed. The emphasis is on checking the original motivation and the spirit of FOSS back with the reality. Finally, further potential of publishing FOSS in the context of scientific research is identified.

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Document Type:Conference Object
Author:Oliver Maye
Parent Title (English):Klewitz-Hommelsen, Lang, Schönbach (Eds.): Science Track FrOSCon 2018
Number of pages:7
First Page:25
Last Page:31
Publisher:Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Place of publication:Sankt Augustin
Date of first publication:2021/06/24
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 005 Computerprogrammierung, Programme, Daten
Conference volumes:FrOSCon - Free and Open Source Software Conference / 13. Free and Open Source Conference (FrOSCon), Sankt Augustin, 25.-26.08.2018
Entry in this database:2021/06/24