OpenViBE Consortium

(page last updated on 16th July 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 the membership fees and donations 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.

06.Jun.2018 – Second working proposal

After discussions with the potential members we updated the working proposal accordingly.

If you haven’t received a copy but would like to, please contact us.

13.Apr.2018 – Initial working proposal

We have just sent the first working proposal about the OpenViBE consortium to the parties that have already indicated their interest.

05.Apr.2018 – Community update

We are presently preparing a proposal about the initial launching parameters of the consortium based on the feedback we have received. We have made a brief status update PDF available. For those interested in the consortium, it is not yet too late to consider joining.

23.Feb.2018 – Initial draft proposal

An initial, 10-page draft proposal is now available for comments. We have also made a related questionnaire to get your feedback. If you’re interested to receive a copy or answer the questionnaire, please contact us.

09.Jan.2018 – First Announcement

(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 anticipated timeline is currently as follows,

  • 09.January.2018 – First public announcement (above)
  • 21.February.2018 – Initial detailed proposal available for comments — please contact us to receive a copy
  • 15.March.2018 – Summarization of feedback and comments received
  • February-April 2018 – Definition of the consortium and terms together with the interested parties
  • 14.April.2018 – Working proposal of the launch parameters sent to the potential members
  • 27.April.2018 – Deadline for comments about the working proposal
  • April-July 2018 – Refining of the launch parameters, letters of intent from those that wish to join for year 1
  • 06.Jun.2018 – Second working proposal
  • July 2018 – Greenlighting at Fondation Inria
  • August 2018 – If greenlighted, launch, recruitment starts
  • October 2018 – Engineer hired