It is no secret that DARPA has used open-source pieces for many projects over the years. Often benefiting from the enthusiasm of the open-source community, DARPA has generally been fairly good at publishing those bits that were community driven. However, until now, there wasn't a very easy way to find all these open-source initiatives.
This week, DARPA released the DARPA Open Catalog directory of open-source projects. The site will offer not only links to open-source software projects, but also publications and experimental data that may be of benefit to the public.
"Making our open source catalog available increases the number of experts who can help quickly develop relevant software for the government," DARPA program manager Chris White said in a press release. "Our hope is that the computer science community will test and evaluate elements of our software and afterward adopt them as either standalone offerings or as components of their products."
Though fairly plain looking, this catalogue is full of priceless research.
There are 74 software projects listed on the site, and they are broken down into three categories: infrastructure, visualization, and analytics. Each project has a short summary with a link to its external home page. The license type is also listed, in case you wanted to stick to a specific type.
Publications are not split into different categories, though you can sort them by the researcher. There are 109 to choose from, but this list will surely grow and evolve.
This isn't exactly new, but you may find that there is already a considerable amount of fun things to find on DARPA's official YouTube page.
— Caleb Kraft, Chief Community Editor, EE Times