We’re Building a Better GADS Experience

And we’re dedicated to keeping it free, open and accessible to all.

Our Mission

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 software.

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."    From What Software Reality Is Really About by James Bach, Satisfice, Inc.

GADS Open Source Project is a member of the Outercurve 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 faster results.

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