Boeing to lead New Aerospace Working Group

SAN FRANCISCO – August 11, 2022 –  Today, the ELISA (Enabling Linux in Safety Applications) Project announced that Boeing has joined as a Premier member, marking its commitment to Linux and its effective use in safety critical applications. Hosted by the Linux Foundation, ELISA is an open source initiative that aims to create a shared set of tools and processes to help companies build and certify Linux-based safety-critical applications and systems.

“Boeing is modernizing software to accelerate innovation and provide greater value to our customers,” said Jinnah Hosein, Vice President of Software Engineering at the Boeing Company. “The demand for safe and secure software requires rapid iteration, integration, and validation. Standardizing around open source products enhanced for safety-critical avionics applications is a key aspect of our adoption of state-of-the-art techniques and processes.”

As a leading global aerospace company, Boeing develops, manufactures and services commercial airplanes, defense products, and space systems for customers in more than 150 countries. It’s already using Linux in current avionics systems, including commercial systems certified to DO-178C Design Assurance Level D. Joining the ELISA Project will help pursue the vision for generational change in software development at Boeing. Additionally, Boeing will work with the ELISA Technical Steering Committee (TSC) to launch a new Aerospace Working Group that will work in parallel with the other working groups like automotive, medical devices, and others.

“We want to improve industry-standard tools related to certification and assurance artifacts in order to standardize improvements and contribute new features back to the open source community. We hope to leverage open source tooling (such as a cloud-based DevSecOps software factory) and industry standards to build world class software and provide an environment that attracts industry leaders to drive cultural change at Boeing,” said Hosein.

Linux is used in all major industries because it can enable faster time to market for new features and take advantage of the quality of the code development processes. Launched in February 2019, ELISA works with Linux kernel and safety communities to agree on what should be considered when Linux is used in safety-critical systems. The project has several dedicated working groups that focus on providing resources for system integrators to apply and use to analyze qualitatively and quantitatively on their systems.

“Linux has a history of being a reliable and stable development platform that advances innovation for a wide range of industries,” said Kate Stewart, Vice President of Dependable Embedded Systems at the Linux Foundation. “With Boeing’s membership, ELISA will start a new focus in the aerospace industry, which is already using Linux in selected applications. We look forward to working with Boeing and others in the aerospace sector, to build up best practices for working with Linux in this space.”

Other ELISA Project members include ADIT, AISIN AW CO., Arm, Automotive Grade Linux, Automotive Intelligence and Control of China, Banma, BMW Car IT GmbH, Codethink, Elektrobit, Horizon Robotics, Huawei Technologies, Intel, Lotus Cars, Toyota, Kuka, Linuxtronix. Mentor, NVIDIA, SUSE, Suzuki, Wind River, OTH Regensburg, Toyota and ZTE.

Upcoming ELISA Events

The ELISA Project has several upcoming events for the community to learn more or to get involved including:

  • ELISA Summit – Hosted virtually for participants around the world on September 7-8, this event will feature overview of the project, the mission and goals for each working group and an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and network with ELISA leaders. The schedule is now live and includes speakers from Aptiv Services Deutschland GmbH, Boeing, CodeThink, The Linux Foundation, Mobileye, Red Hat and Robert Bosch GmbH. Check out the schedule here: https://events.linuxfoundation.org/elisa-summit/program/schedule/. Registration is free and open to the public. https://elisa.tech/event/elisa-summit-virtual/
  • ELISA Forum – Hosted in-person in Dublin, Ireland, on September 12, this event takes place the day before Open Source Summit Europe begins. It will feature an update on all of the working groups, an interactive System-Theoretic Process Analysis (STPA) use case and an Ask Me Anything session.  Pre-registration is required. To register for ELISA Forum, add it to your Open Source Summit Europe registration.
  • Open Source Summit Europe – Hosted in-person in Dublin and virtually on September 13-16, ELISA will have two dedicated presentations about enabling safety in safety-critical applications and safety and open source software. Learn more.

For more information about ELISA, visit https://elisa.tech/.

About the Linux Foundation

Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation and its projects are supported by more than 2,950 members. The Linux Foundation is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, hardware, standards, and data. Linux Foundation projects are critical to the world’s infrastructure including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, ONAP, Hyperledger, RISC-V, and more. The Linux Foundation’s methodology focuses on leveraging best practices and addressing the needs of contributors, users, and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit us at linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see its trademark usage page: www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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Global visionaries headline the premier open source event in Europe to share on OSS adoption in Europe, driving the circular economy, finding inspiration through the pandemic, supply chain security and more.

SAN FRANCISCO, August 4, 2022 —  The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the keynote speakers for Open Source Summit Europe, taking place September 13-16 in Dublin, Ireland. The event is being produced in a hybrid format, with both in-person and virtual participation available, and is co-located with the Hyperledger Global Forum, OpenSSF Day, Linux Kernel Maintainer Summit, KVM Forum, and Linux Security Summit, among others.

Open Source Summit Europe is the leading conference for developers, sys admins and community leaders – to gather to collaborate, share information, gain insights, solve technical problems and further innovation. It is a conference umbrella, composed of 13 events covering the most important technologies and issues in open source including LinuxCon, Embedded Linux Conference, OSPOCon, SupplyChainSecurityCon, CloudOpen, Open AI + Data Forum, and more. Over 2,000 are expected to attend.

2022 Keynote Speakers Include:

  • Hilary Carter, Vice President of Research, The Linux Foundation
  • Bryan Che, Chief Strategy Officer, Huawei; Cloud Native Computing Foundation Governing Board Member & Open 3D Foundation Governing Board Member
  • Demetris Cheatham, Senior Director, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Strategy, GitHub
  • Gabriele Columbro, Executive Director, Fintech Open Source Foundation (FINOS)
  • Dirk Hohndel, Chief Open Source Officer, Cardano Foundation
  • ​​Ross Mauri, General Manager, IBM LinuxONE
  • Dušan Milovanović, Health Intelligence Architect, World Health Organization
  • Mark Pollock, Explorer, Founder & Collaborator
  • Christopher “CRob” Robinson, Director of Security Communications, Product Assurance and Security, Intel Corporation
  • Emilio Salvador, Head of Standards, Open Source Program Office, Google
  • Robin Teigland, Professor of Strategy, Management of Digitalization, in the Entrepreneurship and Strategy Division, Chalmers University of Technology; Director, Ocean Data Factory Sweden and Founder, Peniche Ocean Watch Initiative (POW)
  • Linus Torvalds, Creator of Linux and Git
  • Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation

Additional keynote speakers will be announced soon. 

Registration (in-person) is offered at the price of US$1,000 through August 23. Registration to attend virtually is $25. Members of The Linux Foundation receive a 20 percent discount off registration and can contact events@linuxfoundation.org to request a member discount code. 

Health and Safety
In-person attendees will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or provide a negative COVID-19 test to attend, and will need to comply with all on-site health measures, in accordance with The Linux Foundation Code of Conduct. To learn more, visit the Health & Safety webpage.

Event Sponsors
Open Source Summit Europe 2022 is made possible thanks to our sponsors, including Diamond Sponsors: AWS, Google and IBM, Platinum Sponsors: Huawei, Intel and OpenEuler, and Gold Sponsors: Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Codethink, Docker, Mend, NGINX, Red Hat, and Styra. For information on becoming an event sponsor, click here or email us.

Press
Members of the press who would like to request a press pass to attend should contact Kristin O’Connell.

ABOUT THE LINUX FOUNDATION
Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation and its projects are supported by more than 2,950 members. The Linux Foundation is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, hardware, standards, and data. Linux Foundation projects are critical to the world’s infrastructure including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, ONAP, Hyperledger, RISC-V, and more. The Linux Foundation’s methodology focuses on leveraging best practices and addressing the needs of contributors, users, and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit us at https://linuxfoundation.org/

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LISLE, IL., August 3, 2022 — The American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS) and the Linux Foundation welcome Jefferson Braswell as the new Executive Director of the openIDL Project.

“AAIS is excited about the expansion of openIDL in the insurance space openIDL logo and the addition of Jefferson as Executive Director signals even more strength and momentum to the fast-developing project,” said Ed Kelly, AAIS President & CEO. “We are happy to continue to work with the Linux Foundation to help affect meaningful, positive change for the insurance ecosystem.”

“openIDL is a Linux Foundation Open Governance Network and the first of its kind in the insurance industry,” said Daniela Barbosa, General Manager of Blockchain, Healthcare and Identity at the Linux Foundation. “It leverages open source code and community governance for objective transparency and accountability among participants with strong executive leadership helping shepherd this type of open governance networks. Jeff Braswell’s background and experience in financial standards initiatives and consortium building aligns very well with openIDL’s next growth and expansion period.“

Braswell has been successfully providing leading-edge business solutions for information-intensive enterprises for over 30 years. As a founding Director, he recently completed a 6-year term on the Board of the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF), where he chaired the Technology, Operations and Standards Committee. He is also the Chair of the Algorithmic Contract Types Unified Standards Foundation (ACTUS), and he has actively participated in international financial data standards initiatives.

Previously, as Co-Founder and President of Berkeley-based Risk Management Technologies (RMT), Braswell designed and led the successful implementation of advanced, firm-wide risk management solutions integrated with enterprise-wide data management tools. They were used by  many of the world’s largest financial institutions, including Wells Fargo, Credit Suisse, Chase, PNC, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Mellon, Wachovia, Union Bank and ANZ.

“We appreciate the foundation that AAIS laid for openIDL, and I look forward to bringing my expertise and knowledge to progress this project forward,” shared Braswell. “Continuing the work with the Linux Foundation to positively impact insurance services through open-source technology is exciting and will surely change the industry for the better moving forward.” 

openIDL, an open source, distributed ledger platform, infuses efficiency, transparency and security into regulatory reporting. With openIDL, insurers fulfill requirements while retaining the privacy of their data. Regulators have the transparency and insights they need, when they need them. Initially developed by AAIS, expressly for its Members, openIDL is now being further advanced by the Linux Foundation as an open-source ecosystem for the entire insurance industry.

ABOUT AAIS
Established in 1936, AAIS serves the Property & Casualty insurance industry as the only national nonprofit advisory organization governed by its Member insurance carriers. AAIS delivers tailored advisory solutions including best-in-class policy forms, rating information and data management capabilities for commercial lines, inland marine, farm & agriculture and personal lines insurers. Its consultative approach, unrivaled customer service and modern technical capabilities underscore a focused commitment to the success of its members. AAIS also serves as the administrator of openIDL, the insurance industry’s regulatory blockchain, providing unbiased governance within existing insurance regulatory frameworks. For more information about AAIS, please visit www.aaisonline.com.

ABOUT THE LINUX FOUNDATION

Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation and its projects are supported by more than 2,950 members. The Linux Foundation is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, hardware, standards, and data. Linux Foundation projects are critical to the world’s infrastructure including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, ONAP, Hyperledger, RISC-V, and more. The Linux Foundation’s methodology focuses on leveraging best practices and addressing the needs of contributors, users, and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit us at https://linuxfoundation.org.

ABOUT openIDL
openIDL (open Insurance Data Link) is an open blockchain network that streamlines regulatory reporting and provides new insights for insurers, while enhancing timeliness, accuracy, and value for regulators. openIDL is the first open blockchain platform that enables the efficient, secure, and permissioned-based collection and sharing of statistical data. For more information, please visit www.openidl.org.

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Interoperability and portability of real-time 3D assets and tools deliver unparalleled flexibility, as the Open 3D community celebrates its first birthday

SAN FRANCISCO – July 20, 2022 – The Open 3D Foundation (O3DF) is proud to announce Epic Games as a Premier member alongside Adobe, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Huawei, Intel, LightSpeed Studios, Microsoft and Niantic, as it celebrates its first birthday.

With today’s world racing faster and faster towards 3D technologies, the O3DF provides a home for artists, content creators, developers and technology leaders to congregate and collaborate, share best practices and shape the future of open 3D development. This thriving community is focused on making it easier to use and share 3D assets with its partners and the Open 3D Engine (O3DE), the first high-fidelity, fully-featured, real-time, open-source 3D engine, available to every industry.

Epic Games, developer of Unreal Engine, joins the O3DF as a Premier member to further interoperability and portability of assets, visuals and media scripting, enabling artists and content creators around the globe to unleash their creativity and innovation by removing barriers in their choice of tools. Marc Petit, VP of Unreal Engine Ecosystem at Epic Games, will join the O3DF’s Governing Board. In this role, he will share what Epic has learned over 30 years in the industry to help shape the Foundation’s strategic direction and curation of 3D visualization and simulation projects.

“The metaverse will require companies to work together to advance open standards and open-source tools, and we believe the Open 3D Foundation will play an important role in this journey,” said Petit. “With shared standards for interoperability, we’re giving creators more freedom and flexibility to build interactive 3D content using the tools they’re most comfortable with, and to bring those amazing experiences to life in Unreal Engine and across other 3D engines.” 

This move builds on Epic Games’ steadfast commitment in delivering choice to content producers to unleash their creativity. In addition to enabling them to move media seamlessly between development environments, the Open 3D Engine allows artists and developers to consume only what they need, with the ability to customize components based on their unique requirements.

“We applaud Epic Game’s commitment to the open-source community and welcome them into the Open 3D Foundation as our newest Premier member, underscoring our mission in championing the deep integration of open source with commercial solutions to accelerate growth in a sustainable, balanced ecosystem that fuels the flywheel of success and innovation,” said Royal O’Brien, Executive Director of Open 3D Foundation and General Manager of Games and Digital Media at the Linux Foundation. “It’s truly exciting to see how the industry is responding to the real-time 3D needs of content creators around the globe, providing them with best-of-breed tools.”

Celebrating Its First Birthday

The Foundation and its anchor project, O3DE, celebrate their first birthday as they welcome Epic Games into this quickly growing community. Since the Foundation’s public announcement in July 2021, over 25 member companies have joined. Other Premier members include Adobe, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Huawei, Intel, Microsoft, LightSpeed Studios and Niantic.

In May, O3DE announced its latest release, focused on performance, stability and usability enhancements. With over 1,460 code merges, this new release offers several improvements aimed to make it easier to build 3D simulations for AAA games and a range of other applications. Significant enhancements include core stability, installer validation, motion matching, user-defined property (UDP) support for the asset pipeline, and automated testing advancements. The O3D Engine community is very active, averaging up to two million line changes and 350-450 commits monthly from 60-100 authors across 41 repos.

Join Us at O3DCon

On October 17-19, the Open 3D Foundation will host O3Dcon, its flagship conference, bringing together technology leaders, indie developers, and academia to share ideas and best practices, discuss hot topics and foster the future of 3D development across a variety of industries and disciplines. For those interested in sponsoring this event, please contact sponsorships@linuxfoundation.org. 

Anyone interested in the O3D Engine is invited to get involved and connect with the community on Discord.com/invite/o3de and GitHub.com/o3de

About the Open 3D Engine (O3DE) project

O3D Engine is the flagship project managed by the Open 3D (O3D) Foundation. The open-source project is a modular, cross-platform 3D engine built to power anything from AAA games to cinema-quality 3D worlds to high-fidelity simulations. The code is hosted on GitHub under the Apache 2.0 license. To learn more, please visit o3de.org.

About the Open 3D Foundation

Established in July 2021, the mission of the Open 3D Foundation (O3DF) is to make an open-source, fully-featured, high-fidelity, real-time 3D engine for building games and simulations, available to every industry. The Open 3D Foundation is home to the O3D Engine project. To learn more, please visit o3d.foundation.

About the Linux Foundation

Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation is supported by more than 1,000 members and is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, open standards, open data, and open hardware. Linux Foundation’s projects are critical to the world’s infrastructure including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, and more. The Linux Foundation’s methodology focuses on leveraging best practices and addressing the needs of contributors, users and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit us at linuxfoundation.org.

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  • From today, financial institutions, corporations, NGOs, regulators and academics can access the code behind OS-Climate’s tools to support climate-aligned financial decisions
  • Developed in collaboration with BNP Paribas, Allianz, Airbus, Amazon, Red Hat, Ortec Finance and The Linux Foundation
  • Supports OS-Climate’s mission to provide the data and tools to enable the +$5 trillion annual climate-aligned investment required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement
  • Launches collaboration in building a transparently governed, non-profit public utility of climate data and analytics

New York 20 July 2022 – Linux Foundation’s OS-Climate, the non-profit organization providing open source data and software tools to enable the global shift to climate-aligned finance and investing, has today released for public collaboration three analytic tools critical to tackling the climate crisis.

The three tools, Physical Risk & Resilience, Portfolio Alignment and Transition Analysis, were developed cooperatively by OS-Climate members, led by BNP Paribas, Allianz and Airbus respectively.

With today’s public release, OS-Climate’s tool development moves into an exciting new phase. Enabled by cloud services contributed by Amazon and Microsoft, the door opens to the global community of academic institutions, government agencies, modellers, and software developers for further powerful collaboration in building out the tools and Data Commons, a library of data and metadata suitable for use with OS-Climate’s toolset.

In addition to Airbus, Allianz, and BNP Paribas, OS-Climate’s financial services sector, technology sector, financial data and ‘real economy’ corporate members include, Amazon, BNY Mellon, EY, Federated Hermes, Goldman Sachs, London Stock Exchange Group, Microsoft, the UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance ($10.6 trillion asset under management), Ortec Finance, Red Hat, and S&P Global.

Truman Semans, CEO of OS-Climate, said: “These tools will generate the refined data and actionable insights needed for pension funds, asset managers, and banks to rapidly align their investments and loans to net zero and resilience goals. They can be used not only by the leading members within the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) but the rest of the global financial community.”

The Linux Foundation’s community-led open source development approach, combined with strong, independent governance processes and methodological governance oversight, provides the transparency, trust, access and inclusion needed by all whose investment decisions impact climate change.

BNP Paribas leads the development of the Physical Risk & Resilience Tool that enables financial and non-financial stakeholders to identify and quantify risk related to climate resilience, through asset vulnerability models that use probability and severity forecasting of extreme climate events.

Allianz, with support from Ortec Finance, leads the development of the Climate Portfolio Alignment Tool, which helps financial stakeholders to align portfolios at individual holdings and loan levels with the Paris Accord target temperature increase of 1.5 degrees Celsius.

The Transitional Analysis Tool developed by Airbus will enable corporations to model, test and conduct scenario analysis for strategic climate-aligned decisions. This is the key to enabling the large-scale transition of real economy corporations toward Net Zero and resilience through climate-aligned investments in R&D, capital projects, other infrastructure and supply chains.

Commenting on its leading development role, Laurent David, Deputy Chief Operating Officer at BNP Paribas, said: “Robust and accessible data are essential to implement material climate policies and make sustainable finance credible. They are essential to allow financial institutions to set priorities, define objectives, and control their achievement. As a global financial institution, we can play a significant role in driving collaboration across the industry to help manage climate risk and increase investment in climate-aligned companies and projects. Through our collaboration with OS-Climate we can develop open source tools based on proper data far more rapidly than we could on our own. This will ultimately foster transparency and trust.”

Günther Thallinger, Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE said: “Allianz’s collaboration with OS-Climate reflects our commitment to support and embed climate-aligned investments and the critical transition to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. We will continue to collaborate with a growing finance sector movement to harness the value of data that we as an industry will use to turn our commitments into real economy change.”

Robert Litterman, former chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) climate-related market risk subcommittee, said: “This platform could be a real game-changer. The Linux Foundation’s approach is uniquely able to build public goods that serve a wide range of public interests. This platform will accelerate innovation by commercial providers that can build on the ‘pre-competitive’ layers of data and technology OS-Climate is building. It also can help advance multiple goals of financial regulators for managing risk in the financial system, especially in terms of generating meaningful and comparable climate-related risk disclosures from corporations.”

Margaret Kuhlow, Finance Practice Leader, WWF International, said: “Dealing with the profound and compound crises of climate breakdown and nature loss means aligning global financial flows for a net-zero, nature-positive economy. This relies on securing good, decision-grade data, which is a challenge too large for any single institution or company to tackle alone. By supporting a systematic approach to the provision of high quality, open data on climate and nature risk, and integrating that with standard financial data, OS-Climate could help accelerate the development of robust data solutions that enable financial institutions, tech companies, and commercial data leaders to contribute to a fairer, greener, more resilient future.”

The tools will utilise the OS-Climate Data Commons, led by Red Hat, which will act as a public utility of corporate and other climate data and has enabled OS-Climate to significantly progress its technical roadmap announced at COP26. Development of the Data Commons, in collaboration with organizations including ClimateArc, will address the urgent need of the finance community for data that is transparent, consistent, and interoperable.

About OS-Climate

Linux Foundation’s OS-Climate is a breakthrough initiative creating a transparently governed public utility of open data and open source tools for climate-aligned finance investing, business, and regulation. OS-C uses the open collaboration approach that delivered rapid COVID vaccines, applying that to solve data gaps now blocking rapidly scalable transition of capital toward a resilient Net Zero economy.

Members contribute their data scientists, modellers, and software developers to cooperative projects building the OS-Climate Data Commons, a federated library of libraries of corporate and factor data, plus analytics tools to derive the actionable metrics crucial for asset allocation, portfolio construction, security analysis, credit analysis, corporate engagement, strategic planning and transition investment by corporates, and financial sector supervision. For more information visit OS-Climate.

Members and Community

OS-Climate’s asset owner, asset manager, bank, technology, financial data, and ‘real economy’ corporate members are Airbus, Allianz, Amazon, BNP Paribas, BNY Mellon, EY, Federated Hermes, Goldman Sachs, KPMG, London Stock Exchange Group, Microsoft, the UN-convened Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance ($10.6 trillion AUM), Ortec Finance, Red Hat, and S&P Global. NGO and academic Members include CPI, Open Climate Foundation, Polytechnique, and the World Benchmarking Alliance. Research NGOs sharing human capital and world-leading insights with OS-Climate include the World Resources Institute, RMI, and the London School of Economics through the Transition Pathways Initiative. Other data partners include Jupiter Intelligence, riskthinking.ai, and Urgentem.

About the Linux Foundation

Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation and its projects are supported by more than 2,950 members. The Linux Foundation is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, hardware, standards, and data. Linux Foundation projects are critical to the world’s infrastructure including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, ONAP, Hyperledger, RISC-V, and more. The Linux Foundation’s methodology focuses on leveraging best practices and addressing the needs of contributors, users, and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit linuxfoundation.org.

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To address evolving Data and Storage needs throughout the industry, SODA Foundation, in partnership with Linux Foundation Research, is once again conducting a survey to provide insights into challenges, gaps, and trends for data and storage in the era of cloud native, edge, AI, and 5G. The results will serve to guide the SODA Foundation technical direction and ecosystem. With this survey, we seek to answer:

  • What are the data & storage challenges faced by end users?
  • What are the key trends shaping the data & storage industry?
  • Which open source data & storage projects are users interested in?
  • What cloud strategies are being adopted by businesses?

Through new insights generated from the data and storage community, end users will be better equipped to make decisions, vendors can improve their products, and the SODA Foundation can establish new technical directions — and beyond!

Please participate now; we intend to close the survey in August.

Privacy and confidentiality are important to us. Neither participant names, nor their company names, will be displayed in the final results. 

This survey should take no more than 15 minutes of your time. 

To take the 2022 SODA Foundation Data & Storage Trends Survey, click the button below in your choice of English, Chinese, and Japanese.

BONUS

As a thank you for participating in this research, once you have completed the survey, a code will be displayed on the confirmation page, which can be used for a 25% discount on any Linux Foundation training course or certification exam listed in our catalog: https://training.linuxfoundation.org/full-catalog/ 

PRIVACY

Your name and company name will not be displayed. Reviews are attributed to your role, company size, and industry. Responses will be subject to the Linux Foundation’s Privacy Policy, available at https://linuxfoundation.org/privacy. Please note that members of the SODA Foundation survey committee who are not LF employees will review the survey results. If you do not want them to have access to your name or email address in connection with the survey, please do not provide your name or email address.

VISIBILITY

We will summarize the survey data and share the learnings later this year on the SODA website. In addition, we will produce an in-depth survey report which will be shared with all survey participants.

ABOUT SODA FOUNDATION

The SODA Foundation is an open source project under the Linux Foundation that aims to foster an ecosystem of open source data management and storage software for data autonomy. SODA Foundation offers a neutral forum for cross-project collaboration and integration and provides end-users with quality end-to-end solutions. We intend to use this survey data to help guide the SODA Foundation and its surrounding ecosystem on important issues.

PARTNERS

We are grateful for the support of our many survey distribution partners, including:

  • China Electronics Standardization Institute (CESI)
  • China Open Source Cloud League (COSCL)
  • Chinese Software Developer Network (CSDN)
  • Cloud Computing Innovation Council of India (CCICI)
  • Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)
  • Electronics For You (EFY)
  • IEEE Bangalore Section
  • Japan Data Storage Forum (JDSF)
  • Mulan Project
  • Open Infra Foundation (OIF)
  • Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)

QUESTIONS

If you have questions regarding this survey, please email us at survey@sodafoundation.io or ask us on Slack at https://sodafoundation.io/slack/

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 The first-ever in-person Summit will focus on security, training, AI, Linux on Z and Cloud Native  and will be accessible online for attendees around the world

SAN FRANCISCO, July 13, 2022 The Open Mainframe Project, an open source initiative that enables collaboration across the mainframe community to develop shared tool sets and resources, announces the schedule for the 3rd annual Open Mainframe Summit, which will be in-person in Philadelphia, PA, and streaming online for global attendees. This year’s theme focuses on security, which is top of mind for every company that uses mainframes.

Critical enterprise systems are more connected than ever, which means vulnerabilities have increased. In fact, according to The Essential Holistic Security Strategy, a recent report by Forrester Consulting, commissioned by Open Mainframe Project Silver Member BMC, 81 percent of organizations surveyed are prioritizing the integration of security functions and improving security detection and response.

This year will highlight security as it relates to all aspects of mainframes and beyond including cloud native services, automation, software supply chain management and more. The Summit will also highlight projects such as Zowe and COBOL, education and training topics that will offer seasoned professionals, developers, students and thought leaders an opportunity to share best practices and network with like-minded individuals.

Some of the security sessions include:

Additionally, David Wheeler, Open Source Supply Chain Security Director at the Linux Foundation, will also give a keynote.  

Other highlights include:

See the full conference schedule here.

Open Mainframe Project would like to thank this year’s Open Mainframe Summit planning committee including Alan Clark, CTO Office and Director for Industry Initiatives, Emerging Standards and Open Source at SUSE; Donna Hudi, Chief Marketing Officer at Phoenix Software; Elizabeth K. Joseph, Developer Advocate at IBM; and Michael Bauer, Staff Product Owner at Broadcom, Inc.

Early bird pricing ($500 US) for in-person attendees ends on July 15. Registration for academia is $50 for in-person and $15 for a virtual pass. Register here.

Open Mainframe Summit is made possible thanks to Platinum Sponsors Broadcom Mainframe Software, IBM, and SUSE and Gold Sponsors BMC, Micro Focus and Vicom Infinity, a Converge Company. For information on becoming an event sponsor, click here by August 5. 

Members of the press who would like to request a press pass to attend should contact Maemalynn Meanor at maemalynn@linuxfoundation.org.

About the Open Mainframe Project

The Open Mainframe Project is intended to serve as a focal point for deployment and use of Linux and Open Source in a mainframe computing environment. With a vision of Open Source on the Mainframe as the standard for enterprise class systems and applications, the project’s mission is to build community and adoption of Open Source on the mainframe by eliminating barriers to Open Source adoption on the mainframe, demonstrating value of the mainframe on technical and business levels, and strengthening collaboration points and resources for the community to thrive. Learn more about the project at https://www.openmainframeproject.org.

About The Linux Foundation

Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation and its projects are supported by more than 2,950 members. The Linux Foundation is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, hardware, standards, and data. Linux Foundation projects are critical to the world’s infrastructure including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, ONAP, Hyperledger, RISC-V, and more. The Linux Foundation’s methodology focuses on leveraging best practices and addressing the needs of contributors, users, and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit us at linuxfoundation.org.

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FDC3 2.0 release

The Fintech Open Source Foundation builds on the success of FDC3, its most adopted open source project to date

New York, NY – July 13, 2022 – The Fintech Open Source Foundation (FINOS), the financial services umbrella of the Linux Foundation, announced today during its Open Source in Finance Forum (OSFF) London the launch of FDC3 2.0. FDC3 supports efficient, streamlined desktop interoperability between financial institutions with enhanced connectivity capabilities. 

The global FDC3 community is fast-growing and includes application vendors, container vendors, a large presence from sell-side firms and a growing participation from buy-side firms all collaborating together on advancing the standard. 

You can check out all the community activity here: http://fdc3.finos.org/community

The latest version of the standard delivers universal connectivity to the financial industry’s desktop applications with a significant evolution of all four parts of the Standard: the Desktop Agent API, the App Directory providing access to apps and the intent and context messages that they exchange. 

MAIN IMPROVEMENTS

  • FDC3 2.0 significantly streamlines the API for both app developers and desktop agent vendors alike, refining the contract between these two groups based on the last three years’ working with FDC3 1.x. 
  • Desktop agents now support two-way data-flow between apps (both single transactions and data feeds), working with specific instances of apps and providing metadata on the source of messages – through an API that has been refined through feedback from across the FDC3 community.
  • This updated version also redefines the concept of the “App Directory”, simplifying the API, greatly improving the App Record and the discoverability experience for users and making the App Directory fit-for-purpose for years to come (and the explosion of vendor interest FDC3 is currently experiencing).
  • Finally, FDC3 2.0 includes a host of new standard intents and context, which define and standardize message exchanges for a range of very common workflows, including interop with CRMs, Communication apps (emails, calls, chats), data visualization tools, research apps and OMS/EMS/IMS systems. This is one of the most exciting developments as it represents diverse parts of the financial services software industry working together through the standard.

MAIN USES

  • Help Manage Information Overload. Finance is an information-dense environment. Typically, traders will use several different displays so that they can keep track of multiple information sources at once. FDC3 helps with this by sharing the “context” between multiple applications, so that they collectively track the topic the user is focused on.
  • Work Faster. FDC3 standardizes a way to call actions and exchange data between applications (called “intents”). Applications can contribute intents to each other, extending each other’s functionality. Instead of the user copy-and-pasting bits of data from one application to another, FDC3 makes sure the intents have the data they need to seamlessly transition activity between applications.
    • Platform-Agnostic. As an open standard, FDC3 can be implemented on any platform and in any language. All that is required is a “desktop agent” that supports the FDC3 standard, which is responsible for coordinating application interactions. FDC3 is successfully running on Web and Native platforms in financial institutions around the world.
  • End the integration nightmare. By providing support for FDC3, vendors and financial organizations alike can avoid the bilateral or trilateral integration projects that plague desktop app roll-out, cause vendor lock-in and result in a slow pace of change on the Financial Services desktop.

“It is very rewarding to see the recent community growth around FDC3,” said Jane Gavronsky, CTO of FINOS. “More and more diverse participants in the financial services ecosystem recognize the key role a standard such as FDC3 plays for achieving a true open financial services ecosystem. We are really excited about FDC3 2.0 and the potential for creating concrete, business-driven use cases that it enables.” 

What this means for the community 

“The wide adoption of the FDC3 standard shows the relevance of the work being conducted by FINOS. At Symphony we are supporters and promoters of this standard. This latest version, FDC3 2.0, and its improvements demonstrate substantial progress in this work and its growing importance to the financial services industry,” said Brad Levy, Symphony CEO.

“The improvements to the App Directory and its ramifications for market participants and vendors are game-changing enough in themselves to demand attention from everyone: large sell-sides with large IT departments, slim asset managers who rely on vendor technology, and vendors themselves”, said Jim Bunting, Global Head of Partnerships, Cosaic.

“FDC3 2.0 delivers many useful additions for software vendors and financial institutions alike. Glue42 continues to offer full support for FDC3 in its products. For me, the continued growth of the FDC3 community is the most exciting development”, said Leslie Spiro, CEO, Tik42/Glue42. “For example recent contributions led by Symphony, SinglePoint and others have helped to extend the common data contexts to cover chat and contacts; this makes FDC3 even more relevant and strengthens our founding goal of interop ‘without requiring prior knowledge between apps”. 

“Citi is a big supporter of FDC3 as it has allowed us to simplify how we create streamlined intelligent internal workflows, and partner with strategic clients to improve their overall experience by integrating each other’s services. The new FDC3 standard opens up even more opportunities for innovation between Citi and our clients,” said Amit Rai, Technology Head of Markets Digital & Enterprise Portal Framework at Citi.

“FDC3 has allowed us to build interoperability within our internal application ecosystem in a way that will allow us to do the same with external applications as they start to incorporate these standards,” said Bhupesh Vora, European Head of Capital Markets Technology, Royal Bank of Canada. “The next evolution of FDC3 will ensure we continue to build richer context sharing capabilities with our internal applications and bring greater functionality to our strategic clients through integration with the financial application ecosystem for a more cohesive experience overall.”

“Interoperability allows the Trading team to take control of their workflows, allowing them to reduce the time it takes to get to market. In addition they are able to generate alpha by being able to quickly sort vast, multiple sources of data,” said Carl James, Global Head of Fixed Income Trading, Pictet Asset Management. 

As FINOS sees continued growth and contribution to the FDC3 standard, the implementation of FDC3 2.0 will allow more leading financial institutions to take advantage of enhanced desktop interoperability. The contribution of continued updates also represents the overall wider adoption of open source technology, as reported in last year’s 2021 State of Open Source in Financial Services annual survey. To get involved in this year’s survey, visit https://www.research.net/r/ZN7JCDR to share key insights into the ever-growing open source landscape in financial services. 

Skill up on FDC3 by taking the free Linux Foundation’s FDC3 training course, or contact us at https://www.finos.org/contact-us. Hear from Kris West, Principal Engineer at Cosaic and Lead Maintainer of FDC3 on the FINOS Open Source in Finance Podcast, where he discusses why it was important to change the FDC3 standard in order to keep up with the growing amount of use cases end users are contributing to the community.

About FINOS

FINOS (The Fintech Open Source Foundation) is a nonprofit whose mission is to foster adoption of open source, open standards and collaborative software development practices in financial services. It is the center for open source developers and the financial services industry to build new technology projects that have a lasting impact on business operations. As a regulatory compliant platform, the foundation enables developers from these competing organizations to collaborate on projects with a strong propensity for mutualization. It has enabled codebase contributions from both the buy- and sell-side firms and counts over 50 major financial institutions, fintechs and technology consultancies as part of its membership. FINOS is also part of the Linux Foundation, the largest shared technology organization in the world.

The premier event in Europe for open source code and community contributors features 200+ sessions across 13 micro-conferences, covering the pivotal topics and technologies at the core of open source.

SAN FRANCISCO, July 12, 2022 —  The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the full schedule for Open Source Summit Europe, the leading conference for open source developers, technologists, and community leaders. The event is taking place September 13-16 in Dublin, Ireland and virtually. The schedule can be viewed here.

OS Summit Europe will feature a robust program of 325+ talks across 13 micro-conferences covering the most essential and cutting edge topics in open source: Linux Systems, Supply Chain Security, AI + Data, OSPOs, Community Leadership, Embedded IoT, Cloud, Diversity, Containers, Embedded Linux and more.

2022 Conference Session Highlights Include:

  • LinuxCon
    • Containers as an Illusion – Michael Kerrisk, man7.org
    • How to Report Your Linux Kernel Bug – Thorsten Leemhuis
  • Embedded Linux Conference
    • Booting Automotive ECUs Really Fast with Modern Security Features – Brendan Le Foll, BMW Car IT GmbH
    • From a Security Expert’s Diary: DOs and DON’Ts when Choosing Software for Your Next Embedded Product – Marta Rybczynska, Syslinbit
  • CloudOpen
    • Addressing the Transaction Challenge in a Cloud-native World – Grace Jansen, IBM
    • The Challenges and Solutions of Open Edge Infrastructures – Ildiko Vancsa, Open Infrastructure Foundation
  • OSPOCon
    • Building a Team for the Upstream: Things We Learned Building InnerSource Teams for Open Source Impact – Emma Irwin, Microsoft
    • A Practical Guide for Outbound Open Source – Which Scales and Can Be Adapted Easily for Companies of Different Size – Oliver Fendt, Siemens AG
  • Critical Software Summit
    • The Unexpected Demise of Open Source Libraries – Liran Tal, Snyk
    • Address Space Isolation for Enhanced Safety of the Linux Kernel – Igor Stoppa, NVIDIA
  • Emerging OS Forum
    • Demystifying the WASM Landscape: A Primer – Divya Mohan, SUSE
    • How Open Source Helps a Grid Operator with the Challenges of the Energy Transition – Jonas van den Bogaard & Nico Rikken, Alliander
  • SupplyChainSecurityCon
    • Composing the Ultimate SBOM – Ivana Atanasova & Velichka Atanasova, VMware
    • From Kubernetes With ♥ Open Tools For Open, Secure Supply Chains – Adolfo García Veytia, Chainguard
  • Diversity Empowerment Summit
    • Overcoming Imposter Syndrome to Become a Conference Speaker! – Dawn Foster, VMware
    • Teaching Collaboration to the Next Generation of Open Source Contributors – Ruth Suehle, Red Hat
  • Open Source On-Ramp
    • Debugging Embedded Linux – Marta Rybczynska, Syslinbit
    • Getting Started with Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) – Leonard Sheng Sheng Lee, Computas
  • Open AI + Data Forum 
    • Beyond Neural Search: Hands-on Tutorial on Building Cross-Modal/Multi-Modal Solution with Jina AI – Han Xiao & Sami Jaghouar, Jina AI
    • Truly Open Lineage – Mandy Chessell, Pragmatic Data Research Ltd
  • ContainerCon
    • Evaluation of OSS Options to Build Container Images – Matthias Haeussler, Novatec
    • Interactive Debugging of Dockerfile With Buildg – Kohei Tokunaga, NTT Corporation
  • Community Leadership Conference
    • Panel Discussion: Growing Open Source in the Irish Government – Clare Dillon, Open Ireland Network; Tony Shannon, Department of Public Expenditure & Reform in Government of Ireland; Tim Willoughby, An Garda Síochána, Ireland’s Police Service; Gar Mac Criosta, Linux Foundation Public Health; John Concannon, Department of Foreign Affairs
    • Dev Team Metrics that Matter – Avishag Sahar, LinearB
  • Embedded IoT Summit 
    • Design of an Open Source, Modular, 5G Capable, Container Based, Scientific Data Capture Hexacopter – Mauro Borrageiro & Ngoni Mombeshora, University of Cape Town
    • Contributing to Zephyr vs (Linux and U-boot) – Parthiban Nallathambi, Linumiz

Keynote speakers will be announced in the coming weeks. 

Registration (in-person) is offered at the early price of $850 through July 17. Registration to attend virtually is $25. Members of The Linux Foundation receive a 20 percent discount off registration and can contact events@linuxfoundation.org to request a member discount code. 

Applications for diversity and need-based scholarships are currently being accepted. For information on eligibility and how to apply, please click here. The Linux Foundation’s Travel Fund is also accepting applications, with the goal of enabling open source developers and community members to attend events that they would otherwise be unable to attend due to a lack of funding. To learn more and apply, please click here.

Health and Safety
In-person attendees will be required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and will need to comply with all on-site health measures, in accordance with The Linux Foundation Code of Conduct. To learn more, visit the Health & Safety webpage.

Event Sponsors
Open Source Summit Europe 2022 is made possible thanks to our sponsors, including Diamond Sponsors: AWS, Google and IBM, Platinum Sponsors: Huawei and Intel, and Gold Sponsors: Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Codethink, Docker, Mend, Red Hat, and Styra. For information on becoming an event sponsor, click here or email us.

Press
Members of the press who would like to request a press pass to attend should contact Kristin O’Connell.

ABOUT THE LINUX FOUNDATION
Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation and its projects are supported by more than 2,950 members. The Linux Foundation is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, hardware, standards, and data. Linux Foundation projects are critical to the world’s infrastructure including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, ONAP, Hyperledger, RISC-V, and more. The Linux Foundation’s methodology focuses on leveraging best practices and addressing the needs of contributors, users, and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit us at https://linuxfoundation.org/

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Media Contact

Kristin O’Connell
The Linux Foundation
koconnell@linuxfoundation.org

FINOS, the fintech open source foundation, and its research partners, Linux Foundation Research, Adaptive, GitHub, Intel, Mend, Red Hat, Scott Logic, SUSE, Symphony, Tradeweb, and Wipro, are conducting its second annual survey as part of its ongoing research on the state of open source adoption, contribution, and readiness in the financial services industry.

FINOS, the fintech open source foundation, and its research partners, Linux Foundation Research, Adaptive, GitHub, Intel, Mend, Red Hat, Scott Logic, SUSE, Symphony, Tradeweb, and Wipro, are conducting its second annual survey as part of its ongoing research on the state of open source adoption, contribution, and readiness in the financial services industry.

The increased prevalence, importance, and value of open source is well understood and widely reported by many industry surveys and studies. However, the rate at which different industries acknowledge this shift and adapt their working practices to capitalize on the new world of open source-first differs considerably.

The financial services industry has been a long-time consumer of open source software; however, many are struggling in contributing to and publishing open source software and standards and adopting open source methodologies. A lack of understanding of building and deploying efficient tooling and governance models is often seen as a limiting factor.

This survey and report seek to explore open source within the context of financial services organizations, including banks, asset managers, and hedge funds but it is designed as a resource to be used by all financial services organizations as an annual tracking of metrics. 

Please participate now; we intend to close the survey in early August. Privacy and confidentiality are important to us. Neither participant names, nor their company names, will be published in the final results.

To take the 2022 FINOS Survey, click the button below:

BONUS

As a thank-you for completing this survey, you will receive a 25% discount code on enrollment in any course in the Linux Foundation Training catalog.

PRIVACY

Your name and company name will not be published. Reviews are attributed to your role, company size, and industry. Responses will be subject to the Linux Foundation’s Privacy Policy, available at https://linuxfoundation.org/privacy. Please note that survey partners who are not Linux Foundation employees will be involved in reviewing the survey results. If you do not want them to have access to your name or email address, please do not provide this information.

VISIBILITY

We will summarize the survey data and share the findings during Open Source Strategy Forum, 2022. The summary report will be published on the FINOS and Linux Foundation websites. 

QUESTIONS

If you have questions regarding this survey, please email us at info@finos.org