Real nameCharlie Heaps
Organization / companyStockholm Environment Institute
About me / Places I've lived
I am the developer of the LEAP energy modeling tool (see www.energycommunity.org).
LEAP, the Long range Energy Alternatives Planning System, is a widely-used software tool for energy policy analysis and climate change mitigation assessment developed at the Stockholm Environment Institute.
LEAP has been adopted by thousands of organizations in more than 190 countries worldwide. Its users include government agencies, academics, non-governmental organizations, consulting companies, and energy utilities. It has been used at many different scales ranging from cities and states to national, regional and global applications.
LEAP is not currently open source but I am interested in taking it open source. I would like to hear from this group about the pros and cons of this and any lessons learned by others who have been through a similar process.