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A newsletter is a periodically distributed publication that subscribers receive via e-mail. All newsletters are archived in the news section of Joinup.

An ontology is a semantic interoperability asset. It is a formal representation of the concepts within one domain, the properties of these concepts, and the relationships between these concepts. In addition to a data model, an ontology allows...

The fundamental principle of the Open-Source Licensing is that it prohibits anyone from exclusively exploiting a given piece of work. In order to reflect this, a legal framework was originally developed to guarantee the openness by a certain set...

Open-Source Software (OSS) is software that is available in source code form: the source code and certain other rights normally reserved for copyright holders are provided under a software license that permits users to study, change, improve and...

Open-Source Observatory and Repository for European public administrations (OSOR.eu) was a platform to support and encourage the collaborative development and re-use of publicly-financed free, libre and open source software (F/OSS) applications...

A patch release is a minor adjustment of an asset in order to correct issues of low significance, such as spelling mistakes. A patch release is generally aimed at non-functional parts of an asset and must not address any functional aspects at any...

A patent is a government-issued and approved document that grants an inventor the exclusive rights to an invention for a fixed period of time. The exclusive rights in reference to patents mean that the patented invention may only be exploited by...

In the context of the Joinup platform, a project is a special kind of community around open-source software or a semantic interoperability asset. It provides a set of communication (blogs, wikis, forums, documents) and collaboration tools for...

A Project Owner is a registered user owning a particular project (around a semantic interoperability asset or around an open-source software). As a Project Owner you have the right to perform all kinds of administrative actions related to your...

A property is an entity to which a party holds exclusive rights. In the context of this study, the most important feature of this property is that the property holder is in full control of the actions that are performed with this entity. Property...