The establishment of Simantics division under THTH ry association was decided in the THTH ry annual autumn meeting on October 29th, 2009, and confirmed by the association board on December 3rd, 2009. This is one concrete step on the way to association-based Simantics development and maintenance.
In the annual autumn meeting of the Association of Decentralized Information Management for Industry - THTH (October 29th, 2009), the establishment of Simantics division under THTH association was decided. The final formal step was the confirmation of the subject by the association's board on December 3rd, 2009. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and THTH association have negotiated about the conditions for establishing the division and VTT's presumable abbot of Simantics source code copyright. This is one concrete step on the way to association-based development and maintenance model for Simantics. THTH association has already many industrial members and is thus a natural choice for the home base of Simantics. On the other hand, having a neutral and open home is beneficial for Simantics. By this model, we can provide neutral and credible foundation for the future of Simantics and create favourable conditions for its growth.
To manage the development of the platform and to keep the licensing conditions simple and flexible, all the contributions to Simantics platform have to include the transfer of copyrights. This prevents the licensing of Simantics to shatter to several copyright holders and possibly different licenses, which would make it impossible to manage the whole software, especially in industrial cases.