The next Open Matters discussion tackles the confusion around the convergence of open source and open standards.
IBM CTO of Open Technology and Fellow, Chris Ferris, joins Guy Martin to answer your questions about the trajectory of what’s needed for organizations to be successful in building a hybrid SDO/OSS model. They’ll reflect on the specific governance required to be successful in each space, as well as the operational best practices that need to play a role. Views will be shared on the current perceptions around the merging of these communities and the steps to be considered to help you breakdown traditional thinking. The discussion will conclude with ample time for questions.
The CyberMaryland Conference is an annual event presented by the Federal Business Council (FBC) in conjunction with academia, government and private industry organizations. In 2021, the conference is set to take place virtually. Industry representatives can expect thought leaders from Maryland’s cybersecurity sector and nationally recognized speakers and panelists on cyber and technology innovations. Sessions cover the most up-to-date information from subject matter experts in all facets of the cyber ecosystem.
It’s critical for our future innovative potential and survival that we rekindle the close collaborative tie between the open source and open standards communities. During this webinar will discuss how we can make open source and open standards even more effective by helping them recapture their strong partnership. Join Guy Martin, Executive Director at OASIS Open, as he presents:
The case for why both open source and open standards matter for innovation
How to address challenges and find common ground between the communities
The role of foundations/consortiums in providing neutral open governance
Inter-Cloud computing has been defined as a cloud model that, to guarantee service quality, allows on-demand resources and transfer of workload through interworking of different cloud providers. However, despite the data centre outages in the past, none of the leading commercial cloud providers voluntarily interconnect their infrastructures to allow sharing of on-demand resources among each other. As a result, cloud applications are directly responsible for managing resources provisioning and scheduling. On the other hand, Open Telekom Cloud by Deutsche Telekom (https://open-telekom-cloud.com) is the biggest OpenStack platform in Europe. It facilitates its customers to run a workload in multiple cloud providers. In this presentation, Dr. Tri Vo explains the reason why and how the standard specification TOSCA helps the users of Open Telekom Cloud to design their applications once and run anywhere by using the tool the Cloud Topology Designer (https://designer.otc-service.com).
The OFE Lounge is a series of after work online sessions held every Thursday starting mid February. It aims at bringing together standardisation and open source organisations to share their approach to the evolving role of open source in standardisation. The aim is to support information sharing between relevant standardisation and open source organisations, to help organisations in learning from each other, facilitate best practice sharing, identify opportunities and challenges and also to inform policy makers and all other interested parties.
OASIS Open Kicked-off 2021 with a New European Sovereign Affiliate Organization designed to advance open collaboration in Europe — OASIS Open Europe Foundation (OOEF). New OOEF Board Member, Laetitia Cailleteau (Managing Director and DATA&AI Lead for Europe at Accenture), joined Guy Martin and Carol Cosgrove-Sacks for the first 2021 Open Matters discussion. Laetitia teams up with a remarkable range of talent from the tech and academic worlds across Europe, with strong experience in ICT standards and open source projects, to govern OOEF. OOEF is positioned to:
Streamline information on current free open standards and open source projects available for use today;
Support and collaborate on European Union and EU Member state projects;
Increase efforts to research and develop innovative open source and standards technologies (for data management, cybersecurity, AI, …).
The EU Open Source Policy Summit 2021 aims to build bridges and encourage exchanges between the vast Open Source community and European policymakers. At this virtual event, we will hear representatives from the many stakeholders working at the intersection of politics and technology. We look forward to convening this conversation at this critical juncture as discussions of Open Source move into a deeper understanding of the strategic role Open Source software and hardware will play in Europe’s digital future.
The TOSCA Technical Committee released the first in a series of webinars in January 2020. During this first webinar, you’ll hear from a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat as he shares an open-source orchestrator, Turandot. At its most basic level, Turandot functions as a replacement for Helm. Service designers can use the expressivity and strict validation of TOSCA to create deployments, pods, services, and even KubeVirt virtual machines, to package them as CSAR files and publish them directly to a live cluster. But TOSCA goes beyond Kubernetes manifests in that it allows designers to create their own node types that model higher-level architecture and other custom systems, and then to add the crucial topologies that relate resources to each other (e.g. a service mesh).
As our need for cryptographic capabilities continue to increase, so does the number of solutions available to us to meet those needs. With increasing solution choice often comes increased integration burdens. As one of the most prevalent crypto API sets in the world, PKCS #11 is well supported in the industry and with a solid focus from the PKCS11 Technical Committee on ensuring its relevance and applicability, integrations should only get easier as this standard continues to develop. During this webinar, the PKCS11 Co-chairs covered the new content that has been worked into PKCS #11 v3.0 as well as a preview of what’s to come in v3.1 & v3.2, including the items that have been improved or revised based on feedback from the community.
The Baseline hackathon bounties, on Gitcoin, are deliverable from the recent Baseline Protocol Summit and other activities in the month of November 2020. These will include protocol level challenges ranging from general distributed systems issues like messaging, scaling and throughput issues, system integration issues, and project opportunities such as an identity service and “Layer 2” solutions. Over $10,000 in prizes were available to participants.
With our 2020 year ending with continued dashed hopes for members to gather in person, OASIS Open held a virtual Distinguished Contributors & Open Cup Awards and Year-End Update. Distinguished Contributors Award is awarded to a select group of OASIS members who have made significant contributions to the advancement of open standards and/or open source projects, similar to a “Lifetime Achievement Award” or “Hall of Fame.” Open Cup is in recognition of exceptional advancements within the OASIS technical community. Two groups were awarded the Cup this year, one for Outstanding Approved Standard and another for Outstanding New Initiative.
The Awards Ceremony concluded with a musical review of our year together. (There are things about 2020 that will make you smile.)
Black Hat Europe 2020 was held virtually this year on 7-10 December (Greenwich Mean Time). It provided attendees with the latest in research, development, and trends in Information Security. The brightest professionals and researchers in the industry came together for a total of four days—two or four days of deeply technical hands-on Trainings, followed by two days of the latest research and vulnerability disclosures in the Briefings.