Future Proofing

Many people we speak to worry that relying on open-source software carries the risk of the software not being developed or supported in years to come because developers’ interests and funding streams are not guaranteed.

EPrints has been financially self-sustaining since its public-sector development funding expired a number of years ago. The revenue generated by providing services helps fund the continuing development of the core EPrints software. Organizations which benefit from using EPrints Services are helping to sustain the software for the long term – a virtuous cycle appreciated by many.