The Innovate blog is happy to have a guest post today from Dan Griffin, Go to Market Manager, IBM Rational, about a new event just added to the Innovate schedule.
Join us for the Open Lifecycle Summit at Innovate
Sunday, June 2, 4:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Open Standards…exciting? Surely you can’t be serious.
Well, I am serious, and stop calling me Shirley. 1
(Dan….you’re not that funny.)
Where would the internet be without open standards? That’s impossible to answer since open standards have been the cornerstone of what we now know as the web. Technologies such as HTTP, HTML, XML, and even the TCP/IP protocols provide a common ground that allows anyone to create and consume content easily across a sea of various hardware and software.
Open standards play a big role in other technologies as well. For example, lifecycle tools, tools that allow developers and systems architects to design, create, and maintain software, are often incompatible with each other. If a company invests in a certain proprietary tool set, they essentially become locked in to that particular system unless they start over with new tools. By introducing open standards in this space, we open up the market and give customers more choice. Through open standards, we give lifecycle tools the ability to work together with no regard for which company name appears on that software. We become very much like the web – built on a pre-defined shared set of standards.
In 2008 IBM founded Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) at open-services.net with the goal of standardizing how lifecycle tools communicated with each other. Since then, over 40 organizations have participated in the initiative, working on 13 specifications, creating integrations for dozens of products, and founding related open source projects (e.g. Eclipse Lyo and OSLC4Net).
I invite you to join us at Innovate (Sunday, June 2, 4:00 p.m., Dolphin Southern 2) for the Open Lifecycle Summit. Through a series of short “lightning talks” and panel discussions, industry leaders from open standards organizations such as OASIS and Eclipse will discuss how open lifecycle integration applies to key areas such as Agile, ALM, Cloud, DevOps, Mobile, Systems Engineering and beyond. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to join the discussion and get involved.
And if you don’t come for the knowledge, at least come for the badge ribbons.
RSVP now and let us know you're coming.
See y’all at Innovate.