Berlios as the Fokus Qualipso Factory is a high end online developer platform with first class support, security, availability, communication and backup features. In addition to pure OSS development projects the platform will soon offer contacts and information for developers as well as information for OSS users and OSS service providers. By combining all players in one place a new OSS marketplace will be generated.
Project developers will be able to search for financial and non-financial contributions or offer their expert knowledge. Due to the linkage of OSS and closed source it is easier for project developers to find ways to profit from their developments by developing their own proprietary additions or finding solvent customers (companies) for their expert services. Thus it is also more attractive to become involved in an OSS development project.
System integrators can search for interesting new products to combine in order to create innovative solutions as well as competent and specialized staff or simply offer their services to end users.
OSS experts can open own OSS Projects, offer maintenance, support and consultancy services or search through highly specialized job offers.
End users will be able to find support and maintenance offers for various OSS products or even consultancy and migration services by professionals as well as complete solutions by system integrators.
As the goal is to bridge the gap between the open and closed source worlds, commercial vendors and software developers will also be active on the platform, offering customers and developers interesting opportunities and an as yet unavailable range of products and solutions.