Open Component Portability Infrastructure (OPENCPI)
Final technical rept. Jan-Jul 2009
MERCURY FEDERAL SYSTEMS INC ARLINGTON VA
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This report presents the steps taken to research and convert the previously closed source software Component Portability Infrastructure CPI into Open Source Software OSS by releasing OpenCPI under an open source software copyright license agreement. By making the software OSS, the technology is suitable for a wider community, in part because the application and platform suitability has been previously verified through studies and reference applications. This report details research into Intellectual Property IP issues and which OSS license to use, International Traffic in Arms Regulations ITAR, classification issues, and the OSS business model for CPI. The intent and end goal is an open technology stack free of IP encumbrances and proprietary technologies. As a result of this research, CPI has been converted into OpenCPI and released under the OSS Lesser-GPL General Public License, which is also called the GNU Lesser General Public License.
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