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The Capsis Charter


This charter defines the rules between the Capsis project actors, it must be accepted by all partners, it aims at :

  • Flexibility,
  • Easing the synergies,
  • Set everyone at his level of competence,
  • Ensure the intellectual property of the partners,
  • Provide a clear working framework.

Different actors

  1. Developers are in charge of the project, they manage the application kernel (architecture, design, maintenance, evolutions…) and the generic aspects. They propose training courses, support and animation.
  2. Modellers are the authors of the models to be integrated into Capsis. They are responsible for the actual development, with the training and assistance from the developers.
  3. End-users may use some models in Capsis. They interact with the modellers with who they are in contact.

Developers and Modellers are part of the Capsis co-development community.

Capsis Charter

  1. Free kernel: the Capsis4 kernel is a free software (LGPL licence) : kernel + generic pilots + extensions + libraries (all the capsis.* packages)
  2. Development: the modellers are in charge of the development of their models into Capsis
  3. Support: They can have support from the developers : training sessions, design, starting help, further assistance
  4. Free access in the community: All the source codes are freely accessible by all members in the Capsis community, modules may become the base for new modules, code can be shared…
  5. Respect of intellectual property: all members respect the intellectual property of the other members.
  6. Validations: developers deal with technical validation, modellers deal with functionnal validation.
  7. Distribution: the stabilized / validated modules may be distributed when the author decides and chooses a licence (LGPL free license suggested), possible download from a ftp site.
  8. Decentralization: modellers manage directly the relations with their end-users: financing, training, assistance, models documentation, contracts…

To comply with the charter, the modellers may distribute the Capsis platform with their own modules but NOT with the modules of the other modellers. The modules (i.e. the growth models) are indeed not free and belong to their authors who may decide to distribute them with the license they choose. The section 4 of the charter grants access on all the modules to the modellers of the Capsis community but only to them, resulting in this distribution restriction.

This documentation explains how to build installers including only some modules.

Some modules have been set free by their authors and may be freely added to the installers (see the projects page).

charter.txt · Last modified: 2021/01/25 15:52 by coligny