Steering commitee

The OpenSAND steering committee aims are:

  • take administrative decisions related to platform steering,
  • define the contractual aspects associated (e.g. steering committee opening criterias and confitions for eventual new members according to their contribution, ...),
  • keep the present agreement observed and take decisions related to its execution,
  • choose licenses applied on new platform modules,
  • maintain a Contributor Agreement in order to encourage platform users to identify and inform the whole community of all modifications on the platform available in the applicable open sources conditions (GPLv3, LGPLv3, ...),
  • animate the community and particularly organise annual meeting with all its members,
  • take technical decisions related to platform steering,
  • define maintenance jobs,
  • coordinate the different jobs realised by the contributors,
  • define the technical orientations of the platform (e.g. architecture choices, addition of new functionalities, maintenance choices, ...).


Thales Alenia Space and the CNES as co-founders of OpenSAND Community and major contributors, are the first Members of OpenSAND Steering Committee, in charge of all technical and administrative decisions concerning OpenSAND. Depending on their contributions into OpenSAND, the Steering Committee may decide, by unanimous decision, to invite other important contributors to join the Steering Committee as new Members.

The objective of the CNES and TASF is to better optimize and rationalize the research and development in the satellite domain. It should avoid duplication of efforts and therefore facilitate programs of new satellite solutions.



Viveris Technologies is the current operational maintainer of OpenSAND and has a long experience on OpenSAND, via TASF and CNES projects.

Other Contributors

  • AQL
  • B2i Toulouse (former Viveris Technologies)
  • CQ-Software (Margouilla)
  • LAAS (Core)
  • University of Rome (DAMA UoR)
  • TRANSICIEL (Environment Plane)

Contributor agreement

Please read the OpenSAND contributor agreement and sign it if you wish to contribute to the project.