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We'll use the shorter name FEEP from now on. Still an acronym but
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# FOSS Energy Efficiency Project
# FOSS Energy Efficiency Project (FEEP)
## Vision
The goal of the Free and Open Source Energy Efficiency Project (FOSSEEP) is to improve the energy efficiency of free and open source software.
The goal of the Free and Open Source Energy Efficiency Project (FEEP) is to improve the energy efficiency of free and open source software.
Design and implementation of software has a significant impact on the energy consumption of the systems it is part of. By becoming aware of the factors how software affects energy consumption and providing tools to quantify them it is possibly to drive down energy consuption and increase energy efficiency. This contributes to a more sustainable use of energy as one of the shared resources of our planet. This project strives to achieve that for and through Free and Open Source Software (FOSS).
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## Strategy
As a first step we will develop a framework to measure energy consumption of FOSS applications using the [criteria for the Blue Angel environmental label](https://produktinfo.blauer-engel.de/uploads/criteriafile/en/DE-UZ%20215-202001-en-Criteria-2020-02-13.pdf) based on the [research by the Environmental Campus Birkenfeld](https://www.umwelt-campus.de/en/research/projekte/green-software-engineering/projects/ufoplan-ssd-2015) and execute measurements on selected applications, starting with a set of KDE applications.
As a first step we will collect energy consumption measurements of FOSS applications. Our first approach is using the [criteria for the Blue Angel environmental label](https://produktinfo.blauer-engel.de/uploads/criteriafile/en/DE-UZ%20215-eng%20Criteria.pdf) based on the [research by the Environmental Campus Birkenfeld](https://www.umwelt-campus.de/en/research/projekte/green-software-engineering/projects/ufoplan-ssd-2015).
Later we intend to integrate measuring energy consumption into the development process of applications so that energy efficiency can become a quality metric for these applications.
To scale this to a wide variety of projects we envision a distributed network of FOSS energy measurement labs which provide energy consumption data to projects as a service which can be intergrated as quality gate in release processes and drive energy efficiency as a goal of the development process.
We start with KDE but are happy to welcome other projects to join the project. The current focus are desktop applications where the most solid and usable procedures exist for measuring energy consumption. This will likely be expanded in the future to other types of applications and systems.
We start this under the umbrella of KDE but are happy to welcome other projects to join the project. The current focus are desktop applications where the most solid and usable procedures exist for measuring energy consumption. This will likely be expanded in the future to other types of applications and systems.
## Resources
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## License
The content of this repository is licensed under the [MIT license](https://opensource.org/licenses/MIT). See the file [LICENSE.txt](LICENSE.txt) for the full text of the license.
The content of this repository is licensed under the [MIT license](https://opensource.org/licenses/MIT) unless otherwise noted. See the file [LICENSE.txt](LICENSE.txt) for the full text of the license.
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