DECODER joins the OW2 open source code base after three years of EU-funded R&D

Designed since January 2019 as part of a Horizon 2020 European collaborative research project,
the DECODER platform continues its development within the OW2 open source code base.

Paris, May 5, 2022 – OW2, the community promoting open source software for information systems, is pleased to welcome the DECODER open source project, a result of three years of research funded under the European Horizon 2020 programme - see DECODER public deliverables provided during this period. The DECODER software project intelligence platform and its tools for DevSecOps teams are managed by the OW2 member CEA List LSL (software security and safety laboratory) based in Paris-Saclay.

DECODER provides a comprehensive open source framework for DevSecOps teams, leveraging NLP (Natural Language Processing) technologies, and cutting-edge AI (Artificial Intelligence) and machine learning techniques. Its goal is to provide greater efficiency throughout the application lifecycle, enhancing code understanding, readability, reuse, compliance and security.  

Thanks to its methodology, the DECODER PKM (Persistent Knowledge Monitor) and specific tools designed for developers, testers and maintainers, the DECODER platform is scalable. It automatically analyses and documents cloud and IoT projects, providing a deep understanding of software code and  changes.

OW2's infrastructure and collaborative development resources, made available to the project for three years, become available to open source developers who are OW2 members. They can thus enrich the DECODER platform in the framework of a continuous integration. New contributors as well as historical developers can cooperate around the OW2 code base, while benefiting from the OW2 MRL "Market Readiness Levels" methodology which evaluates the commercial potential of open source projects:
From January 2019 to December 2021, seven European contributors designed the DECODER platform: one university (Universitat Politècnica de València), one research organisation (CEA List), two industrial partners (Capgemini, Sysgo), two SMEs (Technikon as project leader, Tree Technology) and OW2 as a non-profit organisation. OW2 acted as dissemination manager and use case provider. For more information on DECODER, visit the website:

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