The Methods and Tools Special Interest Group met from 5 pm till 6:30 pm Central European Time.


Memo to Management Board on licensing scheme for COBIA.


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (represented by Bill BARRETT), AmsterCHEM (represented by Jasper van BATEN), Bryan Research & Engineering (represented by Michael HLAVINKA), Michel PONS (contractor to CO-LaN as Chief Technology Officer)


Further polishing of the memo written by the Methods & Tools Special Interest Group on the licensing scheme recommended for COBIA. The comments and modifications suggested by Bill BARRETT and Michael HLAVINKA are reviewed and incorporated as needed. Additional points were made on the conditions under which contributions by third-parties to COBIA source code should be handled. With these, the memo is considered as finalized and can be sent to Management Board by Michel PONS.

Next meeting is scheduled for September 5, 2018.



Picture of Bill BARRETT (US EPA representative) in December 2018Contact Bill BARRETT (representative of US Environmental Protection Agency, leader of the Methods & Tools Special Interest Group) should you wish to join the Methods & Tools Special Interest Group. Its charter is: “Improve integration, and expand utilization of Computer-Aided Process Engineering (CAPE) applications within the enterprise through identification and resolution of existing cross-cutting issues with the CAPE-OPEN platform, develop mechanisms for use of CAPE within other application domains, and incorporate advances in information technology into the CAPE-OPEN platform.”