A consortium consisting of leading European Open Source projects, consultants and research bodies has secured EU funding to measure the quality of Open Source software.
Software Quality Observatory for Open Source Software (SQO-OSS) has raised €3.2 million to build tools that will enable software companies and Open Source projects to benchmark the quality of their application’s source-code and prove its suitability for enterprise deployment.
The project aims to address one of the perceived barriers to entry in the adoption of Open Source software - proof that software which is free and publishes its source-code can out-perform expensive, brand-marketed software.
Lead by the Athens University of Economics and Business, consortium participants include UK-based Sirius Corporation, KDE e.V. and ProSyst in Germany, KDAB in Sweden and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
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