AppHub: The European Open Source Marketplace

Open source software does not only facilitate cost-effective alternatives to commercial offers, open source projects also provide innovation solutions based on state of the art technology research. However, many projects are yet in a pre-product stage that makes early adoption challenging and risky. The AppHub service platform provides an easy access to European innovation. Open source project software are presented as ready-to-run packages that can be executed on a broad range of cloud service infrastructures, enterprise private clouds, virtual or physical infrastructures. This helps accelerate open source software adoption.

The AppHub Open Source marketplace provides three main services for your project:

  • the Store, the site that showcases your project and its stakeholders
  • the Directory, a catalogue that helps identify and position your project
  • the Factory, a set of state-of-art resources that create cloud-deployable images of project software.


The Presenter

Peter Deussen is senior researcher and project manager at the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems with expertise in cloud computing and software engineering. Peter received his PhD in computer science in 2001 form the Brandenburg Technical University at Cottbus. After joining Fraunhofer in the same year, he worked in the area of software and protocol testing, with focus on formal methods. From 2004 to 2010, he led a working group on Autonomic System's Engineering at Fraunhofer. In 2010 he joined the Competence Center ELAN and moved his focus to the area of Cloud Computing for the public administration. Peter Deussen has worked (on various occasions in the role of the project leader) in numerous national and international research projects including several EU founded projects. He is moreover active Cloud Computing standardisation (DIN NIA 38 (German national level), and ISO/IEC JTC1 SC38, and ITU-T SG 13).

Peter is ISO country representative for Germany, and provides feedback on lists of selected standards and Germany-based WGs.