Accession Number : ADA510918


Title :   Open Component Portability Infrastructure (OPENCPI)


Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Jan-Jul 2009


Corporate Author : MERCURY FEDERAL SYSTEMS INC ARLINGTON VA


Personal Author(s) : Scott, III, John M.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA510918


Report Date : NOV 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 48


Abstract : 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.


Descriptors :   *COPYRIGHTS , *SPECIFICATIONS , *CLASSIFICATION , FIELD PROGRAMMABLE GATE ARRAYS , ARMS CONTROL , OFF THE SHELF EQUIPMENT , REAL TIME , MODELS , MILITARY APPLICATIONS


Subject Categories : INFORMATION SCIENCE


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE