QualiPSo Factory: Next Generation Forge
Participants : Gérald Oster [contact] , Jérôme Blanchard, Christophe Bouthier.
The QualiPSo Factory (http://qualipso.gforge.inria.fr/ ) is a next generation forge based on Service Oriented Architecture developed within the QualiPSo european project (http://www.qualipso.org ). Forges transform foreigners into collaborators, sometimes into developers. Forges are online services that allow instantiation, composition and management of collaborative services. Traditionally, provided collaborative services are version control systems, issue trackers, forums, mailing lists or wikis. In the framework of the european QualiPSo project, we are designing and implementing the next generation of forges. The QualiPSo factory framework aims to ease collaboration between forge users and integration of new collaborative services by developers. Our proposal relies on a software oriented architecture (SOA) and thereby allows composition of services. The current architecture provides core services such as security, notification, indexation, composition and naming which are externalized to other collaborative services. The Factory has been delivered as an outcome of the Qualipso project. Its future needs to be clarified.