Who is behind ESB? (no about us on website)

  • Raoul Teeuwen
    Raoul Teeuwen

    Hello. SWITCH is mentioned on the ABOUT-page of Safe Exam Browser. I was wondering who is currently behind ESB. As no organisation is mentioned: is SWITCH still behind SEB?

  • Dirk Bauer
    Dirk Bauer


    yes, SEB is still supported by SWITCH. Currently, the project SEB 2012 is running till Dec 31, 2012.
    A continuation of this project till April 30, 2013 is planned for the time being.

  • To be more precise: SEB is currently being developed by the Educational Development and Technology (LET) unit of ETH, the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland. The project has been carried out as part of the program "AAA/SWITCH – e-Infrastructure for e- Science” lead by SWITCH, the Swiss National Research and Education Network. This program is publicly funded by the Swiss state and by the ETH, SWITCH is the controlling organization. The program extension until April 30, 2013 has been approved and also our roadmap on the website was adjusted.

  • Jarin Schmidt
    Jarin Schmidt

    If an organization was interested in using SEB for commercial purposes, is there someone from the team they could speak with?

  • I've sent you a private message with my e-mail address. I'm the project leader for Safe Exam Browser.

    Greetings Daniel

  • Anca Barbuc
    Anca Barbuc


    I actually have the same question are Jarin Schmidt, regarding use of the software for exam delivery. It is one of the best tools I have seen from my research in the topic and would like to know the steps involved in using it as an organization.

    Thank you,

    • Tim Hunt
      Tim Hunt

      SEB is open source software. That means that you can use it for anything. Of course there are conditions, and you really ought to read the licences. The Free Software Foundation FAQs are also helpful, if rather technical http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html.