OpenViBE Consortium

(page last updated on 10th January 2018)

Summary

OpenViBE Consortium is the future management and funding structure for OpenViBE. Interested parties can join the consortium as members or donate to it. The consortium will be a non-profit that uses its funds to hire dedicated engineers. The engineers in turn develop the platform to directions that are of interest to the consortium members.

This page will eventually contain detailed information about the consortium: its purpose, how it operates, and how it can be joined.

First Announcement

9th January 2018 (PDF version)

Over the years OpenViBE has become one of the major software platforms in Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI), applied real-time neurosciences and EEG signal processing. Numerous projects rely on it on a global scale, encompassing research, clinical, industrial, education, student and independent contexts.

In 2018 we aim to bring OpenViBE to a new level. We want to ensure a long-term vision for the platform and to be able to accommodate development demand from global sources, not only from Inria. We are planning to achieve this by switching to a consortium-based management model. The consortium pools development goals and investments from the consortium members. The investments will be used to fund full-time engineering staff to carry out strategic OpenViBE R&D important to the consortium members.

We are currently identifying ambitious key parties interested in joining the consortium to shape the future of OpenViBE and to make further difference in the EEG/BCI area.

If you are such a party or simply interested in shaping the consortium, please contact us by email so we can send you an initial proposal draft and get your feedback. We aim to make a public draft available in February 2018.

openvibe-consortium@inria.fr

We look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Jussi T. Lindgren, PhD
Lead Engineer of OpenViBE
Inria
Anatole Lécuyer, PhD
Head of Hybrid team
Inria
David Margery, PhD
InriaSoft Technical Director
Fondation Inria

Contact and links

To reach the organizers for queries, indications of interest, etc, please email openvibe-consortium@inria.fr

For OpenViBE forum users, we’ve put up a comment thread about the Consortium.

Schedule

The timeline is currently as follows,

  • January 2018: First public announcement (above)
  • February 2018: Initial detailed proposal — don’t hesitate to contact us to receive a copy
  • February-April 2018: Definition of the consortium and terms together with the interest parties
  • June 2018: Launch of the consortium, recruitment