Position and Personalize Advanced Human Body Models for Injury Prediction
Beta testing phase starting soon…
A testing phase will start in the next few days. It will allow selected users outside the project to get a first preview of the PIPER tool.
The objective is to identify possible gaps between user expectations and current functionalities, and to collect information about possible stability and usability issues. This information will be useful to define priorities for the upcoming months and prepare for the final release (which will differ significantly from the current version).
Executables of beta version (windows or linux) will be provided to the testers with a few preliminary workflows showing the use of the tool with the GHBMC Male, the PIPER Child model or the Thums.
Beta testers were already selected and will be contacted in the next few days.
The PIPER consortium has now selected licenses for the deliverables of the PIPER project.
All deliverables will be released under Open Source licenses at the end of the project (April 30, 2017). The licenses selected ensure that the software and models will remain Open and freely accessible for all (including both academic and commercial users). They will allow contributions by anyone such that the software and models can keep evolving. The licenses are also compatible with a commercial service business model.
- All software (PIPER framework and module) will be released under the Open Source license GPLv2 or later (https://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0.en.html).
- PIPER Child models will be released under the Open Source license GPLv3 (full text here: https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.en.html) with additional clauses to promote Open Science.
- Data (e.g. segmentations) will be released Creative Commons CC-BY-SA Version 4 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/)
- Some specific libraries (e.g. AnatomyDB) will be released under the more liberal LGPLv2 to facilitate use in other software (Full text of license: https://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/lgpl-2.1.en.html)
- Documentation will be released under the Free Documentation License Version 1.3 (GNU FDL V1.3, https://www.gnu.org/licenses/fdl-1.3.en.html)
Discussions are ongoing with commercial models owners regarding the distribution of the metadata required to import their models in the software framework.
Prior to the final release, the software and model will be available to some future users for beta testing under non-disclosure agreement.