Business and governance models for technology providers
- Sy Holsinger (EGI.EU)
e-Infrastructure communities heavily rely on third party software and technology providers, both for infrastructure service providers and the researchers that use them. Some technology providers that have supported EGI over the last years were co-funded through EC projects (e.g. EMI, IGE). For the first time in the last decade, the co-funding mechanism of the EC has no continuity and the involved organisations are exploring new business models and governance structures to continue deliver their value to the e-infrastructures community (eg. See the MeDIA initiative). This session aims at discussing the emerging business models, governance frameworks and their relationship to EGI in order to support the discussion on the best way forward.