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Software Requirements

For all CESSDA products and tools the following requirements must be met

  • The product’s license must be clearly stated.
    • Unless otherwise agreed, APACHE-2.0 should be used.
    • Include the full license text in a LICENSE.txt in the repository root.
    • Ensure all files carry a short header, preferably through its SPDX identifier SPDX-License-Identifier: Apache-2.0.
  • The Intellectual Property must be clear.
  • A comprehensive README must be present.
  • The product must be of proven acceptable quality.
  • The CESSDA release policy must be followed.
  • Documentation of Rest APIs is available using OpenAPI Standard.
  • The product must be aligned with CESSDA infrastructure design and meet applicable Service Requirements.
  • Include contribution guidelines based on the template.