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Wednesday, February 15 • 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Does Open Source Need SDOs? - Doug Davis, IBM

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In the past when it came to standards development traditional standard bodies (SDOs such as ISO and OASIS) led the path through the development of paper standards that would then lead to development efforts to verify the specifications. Today, however, most open source projects are forgoing the SDOs and developing specifications that they then call "standards". What does this mean for SDOs? What about those consumers who demand "official" standards? Is there a path forward? This talk will go into the pros and cons of both worlds and how both have a place going forward.

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Doug Davis

Technical Product Manager, IBM
Doug works in the IBM Cloud division. He’s been working on Cloud related technologies for many years and has worked on many of the most popular OSS projects, including OpenStack, CloudFoundry, Docker, Kubernetes and Knative. He’s currently the Technical Product Manager for IBM... Read More →

Wednesday February 15, 2017 3:20pm - 3:50pm PST
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