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A Developer is a member of a project who participates actively in its development. A Developer has the ‘Developer’ role in the project. This role gives a project member additional access rights to the version control system.

An asset owner or developer may choose to dual licence its asset or artefact. This means that it is made available under multiple licences, e.g., under an open source licence and under a propriety licensing model that may incur a licence fee.

The e-Library is a collection of documents, cases and factsheets related to Open-Source Software and Interoperability. Any user can share documents via the e-Library, on condition that the document is approved by the Moderator.

e-Government is about using the tools and systems made possible by Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to provide better public services to citizens and businesses. ICTs are already widely used by government bodies, just as in...

ePractice.eu is a portal created by the European Commission which offers a service for the professional community of eGovernment, eInclusion and eHealth practitioners. It is an interactive initiative that empowers its users to discuss and...

The European Union Public Licence (EUPL) is a copyleft and open-source software licence developed by the European Commission in 2007-2009.

The EUPL is available in 22 official languages of the European Union. The EUPL’s main advantage...

An event is an organised activity at a specific time and place (e.g. a meeting, a workshop, a webinar). Any registered user can propose events to be published on the platform , which is subject to the approval of the Moderator.

A facilitator is responsible for the animation and management of a community. Users who have been attributed the ‘facilitator’ role have the responsibility and authorisations to manage the community membership (in case of a closed community...

A federated forge is an existing repository of open-source software that exchanges information about its open-source software projects with the Joinup platform, creating a pan-European federation of Open-Source Software repositories. In...

FLOSS stands for Free/Libre/Open-Source Software. According to the Free Software Foundation, free software is a matter of the users' freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. More precisely, it means that the...