Open Matters is a newly launched virtual series designed to spark dialogue & foster community thinking for open source & standards collaboration. Led by OASIS Executive Director, Guy Martin, these forums are informal gatherings that will engage the open development ecosystem, addressing key topics within open source and open standards communities, while helping facilitate cross-industry collaboration.

Each episode will include interviews with technology luminaries as they share their insights and debate issues on topics that matter to both the open standards and open source world. A live discussion with the audience will complete each event. 


Next episode: Wednesday, 24 March at 11:00 AM EST / 3:00 PM GMT

Building a Hybrid SDO/OSS Model
Special Guest: Chris Ferris, CTO Open Technology at IBM

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 episode will conclude with ample time for questions. Questions are also encouraged in advance — send to events@oasis-open.org.