8 - 9 March 2016

Brussels, Belgium


MARKOS: Discover how easy is to check codes

9 March 2015 – 16.30 to 18.00

Workshop MARKOS: Discover how easy is to check codes and make them free from functional, structural and licensing barriers for better collaboration and reuse

MARKOS Project is now close to the end and proud to hold a Workshop dedicated to show and demonstrate MARKOS Prototype with all features completed. 
MARKOS Project has prototyped an interactive application and linked data API that analyses the relationships between OSS components across different projects.
MARKOS provides an integrated view of OSS projects available on public forges, such as Apache, SourceForge and GitHub together with semantic query features, with a focus on the functional, structural and licensing aspects of software code.
Open-source itself, MARKOS is expected to facilitate the global development of OSS by supporting users with:
-  searching for open-source projects and software components, 
- checking the compatibility of software licences, and 
- obtaining information about software dependencies. 
A distinctive characteristic of MARKOS is that software entities are semantically described and have a global identity, e.g. if the same class is used by different projects, it is recognized as a single software entity and only one semantic description of it is produced. This reduces significantly the information overhead and allows offering more accurate browsing, searching and analyses features. 
MARKOS helps users to find and analyse legal issues caused by license incompatibilities, providing explanations and assisting developers with finding alternative licenses, or alternative software releases, to resolve the licensing problems.
MARKOS has been developed by a group of academic and industrial partners over some years of research and builds on the idea of a Community of individuals collaborating to develop software projects with better code quality and lower production costs.  That is why MARKOS is on SourceForge 
Who should attend:
Industries and SMEs
R&D Projects
Policy Makers
In recent years, more and more companies and public administrations have started to incorporate Open Source solutions considering the obtained advantages, such as the ability to re-use and customize source code, to satisfy specific needs and get a faster time-to-market.
Join the Workshop and discover how MARKOS can enhance both European OSS Industry, Researchers and Governments freeing software analysts and developers from technological barriers and allowing them to explore, compare, integrate and customise OSS solutions in an efficient and systematic way, while avoiding license conflicts and infringements.
- MARKOS Project Overview
- Demonstration of MARKOS Prototype features 
- Discussions

Dr. Francesco Torelli, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.P.A.
Prof. Thomas F. Gordon, Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communications Systems (FOKUS)
Follow MARKOS on:
Twitter: @MARKOS_project
YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txG0jmQe-uk

MARKOS is a Research Project partially funded by European Commission under FP7 Work Program