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Why we need industrial consortiums for open source projects!

On Friday, February 17th at 16:00 CET , 15:00 (GMT), and 10:00 EST, the Papyrus Industry Consortium’s (a.k.a. Papyrus-IC or, as I prefer, Me-IC 😉 Research and Academia committee will host their second webinar of the year:

Industrial usage of open source solutions – Why do we need industrial consortiums?

Ericsson’s Francis Bordeleau, who is also the Me-IC’s chairperson will be presenting this very interesting topic.

I must say that, as an open source project myself, I have profited from the creation of the Papyrus IC and I certainly owe some of my growth to its members!

If you are curious as to how open source project can grow and become more palatable for usage in an industrial setting, then you must attend this webinar!

You can find information on how to connect from the Me-IC Research and Academia webinar page!

See you there!

First Papyrus IC Research/Academia webinar of 2017

If you’ve been following this blog, you already know that I have an Industry Consortium.

And if you looked at the Papyrus Industry Consortium’s (PIC) website, you also know that it has a Research and Academia Committee!

And that committee is known to hold very interesting webinars about various aspects of modeling, open source, and, of course, ME!

Well, the first webinar of the year will happen this Friday, January 13th, at 16:00 – 17:00 CET, 15:00 – 16:00 GMT, 10:00 – 11:00 EST.

Our first speaker of 2017 is none other than Jordi Cabot, ICREA Research Professor at IN3 (Open University of Catalonia), a well-known member of our community with many years of experience as a researcher in Model Driven Engineering and in open-source software and the driving force behind the MOdeling LAnguages blog.

Jordi will be talking about some of the key factors in the success of open-source software projects. His talk is titled:

Wanna see your OSS project succeed? Nurture the community

I hope you will join us for this very interesting talk.

You can find the connection information in the Papyrus IC wiki.

My past and future -An interview

If you are not aware of the Modeling Languages blog, you are missing one of the best sources of up-to-date modelling information on the web!  And I’m not just saying that because of the recent great interview about me!

Modeling Languages’s Jordi Cabot provides us all with a great interview of Francis Bordeleau, chairman of my Industry Consortium and Ericsson employee, about my past, growth, and future.

In this post, Jordi stated:

I believe this interview is interesting not only for people using Papyrus (or looking for a Eclipse-based modeling tool to use) but it includes many valuable insights for all of you trying to push various open source initiatives and aim for their sustainable development.

And I can’t agree more!

The discussion covers a lot, from Ericsson’s belief that they need to control their tool destiny and that the best way to do this is to be part of it (hint: Open source ME!), to my evolution and the creation of the Me Industry Consortium, enabling many companies to work together to make me better and providing me with more minions!

Thanks to Jordi and Francis for this exposé!

My first sub-project – Papyrus for RealTime

It had to happen at some point: I now have my first sub-project proposal: Papyrus for Real-Time (a.k.a., Papyrus-RT)!

I already support UML (of course), SysML, MARTE, and a few other incubation profiles. This new project is described as:

Papyrus-RT is an industrial-grade, complete modeling environment for the development of complex, software intensive, real-time, embedded, cyber-physical systems.

The aim of this project is to add model-based full code generation to the Papyrus platform. Of course, it is very difficult to do complete code generation from models for all domains, so this new project does not claim to do so. It specifically targets:

Papyrus-RT provides an industrial-grade, complete and full-fledged environment for the development of software and systems that has to present at least one of the following features: reactive, distributed, real-time, or embedded. It covers several concerns related to designing such systems, i.e., modeling, code generation, runtime support, advanced debugging facilities, and schedulability and performance analysis.

So no web project or business rules here.

Also, just like UML “unified” multiple modeling approaches, Papyrus for RealTime has a goal of unifying the existing approaches in this domain. UML-RT is the first implementation and, I’ve been told, xtUML is also being worked on.

There’s a lot more information on the project proposal page so check it out!

I’m also interested in your opinions, so feel free to comment below (or in its official Eclipse forum).

Interesting times ahead!

EclipseCon Europe – Papyrus Summit

Today (Tuesday) at EclipseCon Europe, there is a whole-day summit about me! Meet me and my friends, new and old, in Wilhelm-Kramer Zimmer for a whole day of fun!

We’ll be talking about how a newcomer sees me, about technical stuff like GMF, OCL, EMF, EGit, and Gerrit, and also about less esoteric stuff like collaboration, integration, validation,  comparison, and reviews. More information available on the summit wiki.

Curious open-source modeling, come and have a look!