EGI does not develop the software deployed in the grid infrastructure – all upgrades and new programmes are produced elsewhere, in partnership with independent technology providers.
Technology providers are organisations or projects collaborating with EGI to develop or deliver software for use within the production infrastructure or its user community. Typically, a technology provider commits to provide software to implement one or more user requirements described on the EGI technical roadmap.
Currently, EGI.eu, on behalf of the EGI community has agreements with several technology providers. More information is available in the collaborations page.
EGI welcomes contributions from all software providers. If you think you have a piece of software that meets one of the capabilities described in the technology roadmap, then contact the Chief Technical Officer to discuss possibilities. EGI needs you!
What happens after that?
Long-term partnerships are formalised through a Memorandum of Understanding between EGI and the technology providers. Different features of specific projects, for example deadlines or objectives, are detailed in individual Service Level Agreements (SLAs).