The ITEA2 project OPEES - standing for Open Platform for the Engineering of Embedded Systems - aims to build a community able to ensure long-term availability of innovative engineering technologies in the domain of dependable / critical software-intensive embedded systems, like TOPCASED tools. This challenge can be achieved if it succeeds in building an ecosystem in the open source frame, with the relevant business models. The viability of such an ecosystem requires several elements that OPEES aims at providing: well defined business models, an open organization, a good R&D coordination, a collaborative environment - like a forge - and a set of processes and guidelines. To avoid redundancies and wastes, OPEES will favour connection to other open source foundations like the Eclipse Foundation, relying on their resources or sharing them.
Pierre Gaufillet is a Software Engineering Specialist at Airbus in Toulouse since 2001, where he defines development methods and supports software engineers working on avionic applications and flight simulators. Advocating open source strategy and model driven engineering for years, he is also involved in TOPCASED and OPEES initiatives - aiming to provide and maintain a complete CASE (Computer Aided System Engineering) in open source. When Pierre is not talking about computer sciences, you may find him trekking or climbing in unlikely places.