This white paper examines the licensing and distribution options available to developers, publishers and distributors of plugins for the OpenTAP test automation platform. These plugins are created by the gamut of OpenTAP ecosystem participants – OpenTAP users, integrators and other third-parties, as well as by Keysight – and serve to expand the functionality of the platform and accommodate different hardware configurations. If you’ve created an OpenTAP plugin, it merits thoughtful consideration of licensing and distribution options.
This white paper follows the OpenTAP adoption experience of a test and measurement organization and the company that depends on that lab to ready products for market. It explores the motives that drive the test and measurement team, and the challenges met and overcome in migration to a standards-based, off- the-shelf, open source test automation platform – OpenTAP.