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Is FIWARE a European Project?

asked 2015-06-23 11:00:07 +0100

jmcantera gravatar image

updated 2015-06-24 07:24:59 +0100

I'm wondering whether FIWARE is an EU-Funded project

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answered 2015-06-24 07:33:42 +0100

Miguel Carrillo gravatar image

updated 2015-07-03 05:18:34 +0100

FIWARE is actually a platform, not a single project. At this precise moment the first project (that happened to be called "FI-WARE") is closed and a second one ("FI-Core") is ongoing and continuing with similar activities and new ones - sustainability and expansión are more important topics now. Individual projects are not so relevant and what matters for external stakeholders is the product that we call FIWARE.

Coming back to the initial questions, both "FI-WARE" and "FI-Core" are partially supported with European funds provided by the European Commission. This contribution was essential to make the initial effort feasible. Our ambition is to make it sustainable in the future and endow FIWARE with a life on its own without any additional support and also take it beyond Europe.

There are already FIWARE Lab nodes beyond Europe (Brazil, Mexico) and we intend to expand further. As regards the software, there is a key discussion ongoing that will result in the FIWARE Open Source Community and possibly an associated Foundation. As I say, this is under discussion so I cannot anticípate a lot. However, the goal is to create a critical mass and a community of developers/contributors that would enlarge and maintain FIWARE, following the governance rules that will be put in place shortly.

The community and the foundation intend to be global. As the details count, we already moved our old ".eu" domain to www.fiware.org (i.e., global).

Also, if you go to our products page (http://www.fiware.org/about-us/) you'll see that one of our brands is basically about expanding worldwide.

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