We’re Building a Better GADS Experience
And we’re dedicated to keeping it free, open and accessible to all.
GADS Open Source Project’s mission is to promote openness, innovation and opportunity
for collecting, analyzing, and reporting NERC GADS data. A completely open development
process means that anyone can report bugs, request new features, or enhance the
What we do
We do this by creating great software, like the GADS/OS Data Entry and GADS/OS Analysis
& Reporting, that give generating companies tools to take control of their mandatory
GADS reporting to NERC and the various ISOs. GADS/OS is a set of free and open source
software tools and is licensed under the GNU General Public License Version 2 (GNU
GPL or simply GPL) which is the most widely used free software license.
What we strive for
As a core of highly experienced plant engineers and software developers with years
of experience in reporting GADS for generating companies and in building similar
commercial GADS software tools, we define success in terms of building communities
and enriching people’s work instead of benefiting shareholders. We believe in the
power and potential of the Internet in developing industry software and want to
see it thrive for everyone, everywhere.
Who we work with
The GADS Open Source Project is a member of the Data, Languages, and Systems Interoperability
gallery of the Outercurve Foundation.
Building a better GADS software is an ambitious goal, but we believe that it is
possible when people who share our passion get involved. Coders, users, writers,
testers, GADS reporters, ISOs, NERC staff —anyone who cares about GADS can help
make it even better.
GADS/OS is a diverse community of people from around the world. You don’t have to
be a C# or WPF guru (or even know what that means!) to get involved. You just have
to want to improve your GADS reporting tools.
The GADS Open Source Project invites all others who support the principles of open
source GADS software tools to join with us, and to find new ways to make this vision
an even better reality.
Everything really interesting that happens in software projects eventually comes
down to the people.
"It’s a fact of life. Deal with it. I’ve never been on a project where methods, metrics,
processes, or equipment actually dictated the course of the effort. It sometimes
appears that way, I know, until you look behind the processes and discover that
some breathing human like you and me, in some office or cubicle, is behind it all."
What Software Reality Is Really About by James Bach, Satisfice, Inc.
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Foundation, a non-profit organization which provides a framework to facilitate
the participation of corporate software developers in open source projects, either
through intellectual property contributions to the foundation or through time volunteered
under the auspices of the foundation to enable development work on open source projects.
The Outercurve Foundation is an independent 501(c)(6) non-profit corporation initially founded
by Microsoft with the goal to "enable the exchange of code and understanding among software
companies and open source communities."
It was founded on September 10, 2009 as the CodePlex Foundation, led mostly by Microsoft
employees and affiliates. The name Outercurve Foundation was adopted in September 2010.
Outercurve now serves the larger free and open-source software (FOSS) community as a
generalized low-overhead foundation for projects and organizations.
The Outercurve Foundation also provides a channel of communication from the open
source community back to Foundation sponsors and other software companies, advancing
the dialog between software companies and open source communities.
The mission of the Outercurve Foundation is to enable the exchange of code and understanding
among software companies and open source communities. In practice this means providing
software IP management and project development governance to enable and encourage
organizations to develop software collaboratively in open source communities for
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