AMEOS Model Driven Architecture Tools Made Available Under LGPL
Jun 20, 2007 - 18:07 PM
Ameos implements UML 2.0 profiles, model-driven architecture (MDA) -based model transformation and a modern, convenient user interface-features designed to powerfully meet the modeling needs of modern and complex software systems. Through its UML profiles, developers can easily extend standard UML notation and adapt it to project-specific needs. Since the transformation engine is based on MDA architecture, design time is reduced as the model process is able to mature to a greater level prior to implementing target-specific detail.
“Ameos is a powerful and stable technology,” said Dave Wood, Aonix VP marketing. “We believe that the best means of expanding its adoption and evolution comes by donating the source code to Ameos users. It’s always exciting to see how open-source communities generously make their own contributions available to others.”
For OpenAmeos, strong community support is already in place. ScopeSET, a leading expert in Ameos technology, has partnered with Aonix in this open source initiative. ScopeSET will provide product support and professional services for Ameos and customer-requested derivatives.
“With a long history of developing and supporting Ameos and MDA tools, ScopeSET is pleased to lend its expertise to this important Aonix initiative,” said Armin Mueller of ScopeSET. “Our team is committed to continue providing extensive tool-specific know-how to the OpenAmeos community. We will also act as integrators for future OpenAmeos distributions to ensure quality and further development.”
Ameos is the second major technology contributed by Aonix to the open source community this year. The decision illustrates Aonix’ commitment to selecting licensing terms that best suit the needs of users of each of its product lines. In April, Aonix announced the open source availability of the Aonix Eclipse Ada Development Toolkit. Aonix is leading the new Eclipse-based initiative to create an Ada Development Toolkit (ADT) project and will collaborate with the Eclipse Foundation™ toward that end.
Under the terms of the Ameos open source agreement, a “clean” open source version of Ameos, called OpenAmeos, has been created to ensure that anyone installing a new version of Ameos will be able to use it freely without encumbrances of any other source contributions. This version is freely downloadable at http://www.openameos.org. In addition, any company or academic institution who wants to distribute OpenAmeos source code is required to also make their changes to the source code freely available to others in order to ensure the continuing open evolution of Ameos.
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