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Science WG

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Open Source Initiative for Scientific Development Tools (preliminary phase)

Objectives

Several universities, research facilities and companies still use and develop Eclipse RCP applications to solve problems within a certain scientific scope. This page shall give an overview of existing applications. Moreover, it demonstrates that Eclipse applications are well suited for the needs of scientific research both in non-commercial/educational and commercial context. Hence, the intention is to enable a vivid scientific community within the Eclipse Foundation. The goals of such a working group and community are the following:

  • To provide an infrastructure for interoparibility between various scientific applications
  • To prevent reinventing the wheel over and over again
  • To enable an interdisciplinary research and development
  • To solve problems as a community and hence to lower the costs of development
  • To inspire students and scientists to use and utilize open source software
  • To help industrial partners to get better products

Roadmap

Goal of this initiative is to establish an Industry Working Group with a scientific scope. At the current stage, we're collecting projects and interested partners. The aim is to find as much interested parties as possible. A wide range of applications and needs allows us to create a common roadmap that fits the needs of all of its participants.

  • Preliminary phase of collecting projects and partners (we are here)
  • Get together at the EclipseCon 2013 in Boston?
  • Commit to write a proposal to establish a Science IWG
  • Start of an official Eclipse Industry Working Group
  • Recruiting of new participants and industrial partners
  • Being a proud part of the Eclipse Community
  • Being curious of what's coming next

Organization and Contact

For more information, please contact:

  • Philip Wenig "philip (dot) wenig (at) gmx (dot) net"
  • Ralph Müller "ralph (dot) mueller (at) eclipse (dot) org"

Alphabetical List of Open Source RCP Projects

Alphabetical List of Proprietary RCP Projects

Nonbinding List of Interested Partners

Alphabetical List of Miscellaneous Other Projects