A Swiss free and open-source project
The project is owned and protected by the FRIEND Foundation, which aims to enable scientific and interdisciplinary projects in the domain of information systems. The free open-source concept ensures long-term protection and availability of the FRIEND project and helps establishing Switzerland internationally as a free and open-source brand.
The FRIEND Project is a research and development project for a creating a software development platform for information systems. The FRIEND ODBMS subproject focuses on applications with complex data in scenarios with frequently changing requirements. FRIEND SWIM builds on FRIEND ODBMS and supports simplified processing and management of distributed and heterogeneous data.