Project : scilab
Section: Scientific Foundations
Scilab Consortium has been created in May 2003. Today there are 14 members: APPEDGE, AXS INGENIERIE, CEA, CNES, CRIL TECHNOLOGY, DASSAULT-AVIATION, EDF, ENPC, ESTEREL TECHNOLOGIES, INRIA, PSA PEUGEOT CITROèN, RENAULT, THALES and TNI.
There are also five contributor members who are natural persons who made important contributions to Scilab and who are accepted by the steering committee of consortium.
The purpose of Scilab Consortium is:
To organize cooperation and exchange within the community of developers in order to make Scilab a platform which integrates the latest scientific advances in the field of numerical computation.
To organize cooperation and exchange within the community of users in order to make Scilab a product that meets specifications required for use in industrial, educational and research environments.
To obtain the resources necessary to maintain a team committed to editing new versions of the software which meets specified standards, encourage the community of developers and ensure first level support for users.
The Consortium is chaired by Doctor Maurice Robin.
The main parts of the Consortium are:
The Conference of Participants elects the persons taking part to the Steering Committee and to the Scientific Board and decides any other matter proposed for the agenda by the Steering Committee. The participants can take part to working groups. The purpose of working groups is to help and prepare the decisions of the steering committee. There are three working groups: on Scilab licence, on Scilab promotion and for the international development of Scilab.
The Steering Committee is the decision-making body representing the Consortium's Conference of Participants.
The Scientific Board analyses the scientific value of contributions and previews the scientific value of developments to be carried out.
the Operational Team described below.