ApacheCon NA 2010 Session

Open Source in aeronautics and space research

Markus will be presenting this talk in conjunction with Doreen Seider his colleague.

At the German Aerospace Center (DLR) many different Open Source products are used, especially in the field of software development. From source code management up to third party libraries open source software become more and more used in the process of development. At the same time, new programs as well as existing ones are getting open source or developers from the DLR spending time to contribute to existing open source projects. In this talk, we will give an overview about the different Open Source software tools that are used in the aeronautics and space research. We also will show how more and more software out of the research area are released as Open Source and why Apache Licence is playing a key role. Finally we will give an example about how the open source development of an Apache module leads to an cooperated project of DLR and NASA.