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Paris, France, February 18, 2015 - OW2, the global community for open source infrastructure software and application platforms announces today the launch of AppHub, the European Open Source Market Place. AppHub offers a unique dissemination resource tailored for European R&D collaborative projects. AppHub, The European Open Source Market Place is based on three key components, each developed by the project partners:

• The AppHub Open Source Directory: a reference framework developed by Fraunhofer FOKUS to help identify and select resources.

• The AppHub Forge: the UShareSoft distribution platform that enables users to seamlessly deploy software on their cloud infrastructures.

• The AppHub Open Source Charter: developed by OW2, it helps projects leverage the open source best practices that build trust and deliver quality software.

Projects are invited to register their software assets in the market place now. The AppHub charter will be developed under the supervision of an Advisory Board. All open-source experienced stakeholders are welcome to contribute in developing this Charter.

About AppHub

AppHub supports the market outreach strategies of EU-supported open source and provides a distribution channel to facilitate the connection between the projects and their potential markets. AppHub partners combine unparalleled expertise in open source community management (OW2 Community, France), EU research projects (Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany) and a breakthrough technology in software asset management (UShareSoft, France). AppHub received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement 645096.

About OW2

OW2 is an independent industry community dedicated to developing open source code infrastructure (middleware and generic applications) and to fostering a vibrant community and business ecosystem. The OW2 Consortium hosts some one hundred technology projects, including ASM, Bonita, CLIF, CompatibleOne, CONTRAIL, DocDoku, Emerginov, eXo Platform, JOnAS, JORAM, Nanoko, Petals ESB, OpenCloudware, ProActive, Sirocco, SpagoBI, Talend Studio, WebLab, XLcloud and XWiki. Visit www.ow2.org