Why we do open source

3 examples of open source fisheries and maritime applications


The European Commission’s Directorate-General of Fisheries and Maritimes Affairs – DG MARE – has worked in the past years in 3 projects that have been been made public under an open source licence: FLUX FMC, FLUX TL, and Ocean Tracker. The first two are tools to manage the exchange of fisheries data and to facilitate the expansion of a standard (UN/FLUX) outside of the EU borders. The third one is a tool for countries to share their voluntary commitments for significant and meaningful actions towards a clean, healthy and productive ocean. The context of the presentation is the renewal in 2020 of the Commission’s open source strategy, and subsequently the simplifying of the release of internal projects as open source.