William Eshagh, a technologist at NASA’s Ames Research Center, wrote that the new code.nasa.gov portal will provide current information on open source opportunities. The agency will also provide guidance on how to pursue the open source process.
Eshagh wrote that NASA’s goal is to create a “hub that will imbue open concepts into the formulation stages of new hardware and software projects, and help existing projects transition to open modes of development and operation.”
NASA will soon introduce an online discussion forum for open source concepts, projects and policies. NASA will also introduce tools for documentation, communication, planning and management to “lower the burden to going open.”