Open Source Strategy

Open Source Strategy

The DSSAT community is committed to releasing all DSSAT software tools and models under an open software license. As of January, 2018, two minor issues remain concerning ownership of a specific model and one tool. Thus, for the moment, the code is maintained on a private GitHub account. If you would like to contribute to DSSAT development or otherwise work with the software, please contact us so that we can provide you with access to the source code. Note that this requires an active GitHub UserID.

CSM currently runs under Windows, Linux and Apple operating systems. The DSSAT shell and associated tools are only available for Windows. We are exploring porting the functionality to a platform that would allow use under any of the three operating systems.