The Gephi Consortium

Leading Gephi development


The Gephi Consortium is a legal entity created to ensure future developments of Gephi, a world-class open source software, leader in the visualization and analysis of large networks in real-time. Like Photoshop™ but for data, Gephi helps data analysts to intuitively reveal patterns and trends, highlight outliers and tells stories with their data.

We are a not-for-profit corporation governed by the French law of July 1st, 1901, equivalent of the United States 501(c)(3) organization. The Gephi Consortium has officially started on October 1st, 2010. Learn more »

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Our missions

  • The Consortium identifies strategic needs from the industry and research,
  • create standards to ensure interoperability,
  • organize the contributors to produce generic and reusable parts of Gephi,
  • help newcomers in using and integrating Gephi technologies,
  • and facilitate the recruiting of our skilled developers by our trusted partners.

The Gephi Consortium is guided by the principles of the Gephi Manifesto.

Why join the Consortium?

If you consider Gephi as a core technology for your business or your research like Quid, Inc. or the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research, then you should become a member.

The Gephi projects are characterized by a collaborative, consensus based development process, an open and pragmatic software license, and a desire to create high quality software that leads the way in its field. We act as a central point to coordinate a worldwide distributed development and promote it. You could be interested by reading Dr. Tominski's review about the Gephi technology.

Academics

We provide a core technology for Visualization and Network Science research. Use Gephi as a platform for implementing new research ideas in a very short time, focus on your novelty, and get feedback from the community.

Join us to drive the project closer to the needs of your research teams, as you grant a seat at the Board of Directors. Benefit from the reputation of a worldwide known project, officially granted by Google Inc. during the Summer of Code since 2009, and awarded by Oracle Corp at JavaOne 2010.

Corporates

We recommend skilled developers to hire for your projects using Gephi or in the field of network analysis. Integrating Gephi is easy, secured for business and involves no legal burden. Read the FAQ to learn more.

Join us also to manage the IP and business policy, and technical evolution of the projects according to the market's needs. Your membership helps us to attract more developers and users, thus creating a vibrant ecosystem!

Individuals

Get your work promoted and receive job opportunities from our partners, along with the excitement to contribute to a worldwide community full of talend people!

Join us to become an official member of the Gephi project.

In a nutshell, key benefits are:

  • Leadership and strategic directions taken according to the common needs of members
  • Personalized business made possible with the dual license
  • Address book, connection with skilled developers and talented researchers, open innovation
  • Distributed assistance on Gephi technology, i.e. understand how to extend or reuse Gephi to get things done
  • Advices in software engineering and graph visualization in general
  • Legal guidance in Open Source / Free Software licensing

If you're interested in supporting our efforts, please consider joining us and getting involved with the Gephi community.

Where will my membership funds go?

We focus on the specifications and development of the Gephi Open Source core. This distributed R&D effort for building generic and reusable parts is only made possible by the collaboration of multiple companies, research laboratories and organizations.

Your sponsorship will also allow the Gephi Consortium to:

  • Pay developers to code critical features required by the members
  • Set up a training program and student challenges with high quality standards
  • Represent the project in public and promote it to make the community grow.

While all of the administrative effort is currently through unpaid volunteers, we finally need financial assistance to keep our work running. Expenses include server costs, legal and accounting, and normal office expenses.


Head Office

The Gephi Consortium
Médialab Sciences Po
13 rue de l'université
75007 Paris
France

What does it cost?

Learn more about the fees, rights and duties of the different categories of membership on this page.

What Does Open Really Mean?

Open Source license

We consider the technologies we develop as a public good, and will keep them in an OSI (BSD, AFL, Apache, MIT, etc.) or Free Software (GNU GPL, etc.) license.

Open innovation

We promote a bottom-up innovation process: ideas and features come from the entire community.

Open governance

Decisions are made with transparency. Everyone can participate to the code and patch it with acceptance of the CLA.

Clean IP rights

Intellectual Property Rights policy is explicit and non-ambiguous to provide business solutions. Read the FAQ.

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