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.

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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.

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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)

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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.

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

  • LF Networking Announces ONE Summit North America 2022 Call for Proposals  and Registration are Now Open! 
  • ONE Summit is the one industry event focused on best practices, technical challenges, and business opportunities facing network decision makers across Networking, Access, Edge, and Cloud
  • Reinvigorated for 2022, ONE Summit returns in-person November 15-16 in Seattle, Wash. with a more interactive and creative environment enabling attendees to transform, innovate and collaborate together

SAN FRANCISCO, July 7, 2022 LF Networking,which facilitates collaboration and operational excellence across open source networking projects, announced Registration and the Call For Proposals (CFP) for ONE Summit North America 2022 are now open. Taking place in Seattle, Wash. November 15-16, ONE Summit is the one industry event focused on best practices, technical challenges, and business opportunities facing decision makers across 5G, Cloud, Telco, and Enterprise Networking, as well as Edge, Acces, IoT, and Core. 

For anyone using networking and automation to transform business, whether it’s deploying a 5G network, building government infrastructure, or innovating at their industry’s network edge, the ONE Summit collaborative environment enables peer interaction and learning focused on open source technologies that are redefining the ecosystem. As the network is key to new opportunities across Telecommunications, Industry 4.0, Public and Government Infrastructure, the new paradigm will be open. Come join this interactive and collaborative event, the ONE place to learn, innovate, and create the networks our organizations require. 

“We are pleased to host a rejuvenated ONE Summit, which brings the ecosystem together in-person once again,” said Arpit Joshipura, general manager, Networking, Edge, and IoT, the Linux Foundation. “With a shifting industry that must embrace traditional networking now integrated across verticals such as Access, Edge, Core, and Cloud, we are eager to gather to learn, share, and iterate on the future of open collaboration.”

The event will feature an extensive program of 80+ talks covering the most important and timely topics across Networking, Access, Edge, and Cloud, with diverse options for both business and technical sessions. Presentation tracks include Industry 4.0; Security; The New Networking Stack; Operational Deployments (case studies, success & challenges); Emerging Technologies and Business Models; and more. 

The CFP is now open through July 29, 2022.

To register, visit  https://events.linuxfoundation.org/one-summit-north-america/register/. Corporate attendees should register before August 20 for the best rates. 

Developer & Testing Forum

ONE Summit will be followed by a complimentary two day LF Networking Developer and Testing Forum (DTF), a grassroots hands-on event organized by the LF Networking projects. Attendees are encouraged to extend the experience, roll up sleeves, and join the incredible developer community to advance the open source networking and automation technologies of the future. Information on the Spring 2022 LFN Developer & Testing Forum, which took place June 13-16 in Porto, Portugal, is available here.

Sponsor

ONE Summit  is made possible thanks to generous sponsors. For information on becoming an event sponsor, click here or email for more information and to speak to the team.


Press
Members of the press who would like to request a press pass to attend should contact pr@lfnetworking.org

About the Linux Foundation

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New features bringing unmatched query performance to open data lakehouses

Today, the Delta Lake project announced the Delta Lake 2.0 release candidate, which includes a Delta Lake logo collection of new features with vast performance and usability improvements. The final release of Delta Lake 2.0 will be made available later this year.

Delta Lake has been a Linux Foundation project since October 2019 and is the open storage layer that brings reliability and performance to data lakes via the “lakehouse architectures”, the best of both data warehouses and data lakes under one roof. In the past three years, lakehouses have become an appealing solution to data engineers, analysts, and data scientists who want to have the flexibility to run different workloads on the same data with minimal complexity and no duplication – from data analysis to the development of machine learning models. Delta Lake is the most widely-used lakehouse format in the word and currently sees over 7M downloads per month (and continues to grow).

Delta Lake 2.0 will bring some major improvements to query performance for Delta Lake users, such as support for change data feed, Z-order clustering, idempotent writes to Delta tables, column dropping, and many more (get more details in the Delta Lake 2.0 RC release notes). This enables any organization to build highly performant lakehouses for a wide range of data and AI use cases.

The announcement of Delta Lake 2.0 came on stage during Data + AI Summit 2022 keynote as Michael Armbrust, distinguished engineer at Databricks and a co-founder of the Delta Lake project, showed how the new features will dramatically improve performance and manageability compared to previous versions and other storage formats. Databricks had initially open sourced Delta Lake and has, with the Delta Lake community, been continuously contributing new features to the project. 

Databricks is not the only organization actively contributing to Delta Lake – developers from over 70 different organizations have been collaborating and contributing new features and capabilities.

“The Delta Lake project is seeing phenomenal activity and growth trends indicating the developer community wants to be a part of the project. Contributor strength has increased by 60% during the last year and the growth in total commits is up 95% and the average line of code per commit is up 900%. We are seeing this upward velocity from contributing organizations like Uber Technologies, Walmart, and CloudBees, Inc., among others,” 

— Executive Director of the Linux Foundation, Jim Zemlin. 

The Delta Lake community is inviting you to explore Delta Lake and join the community. Here are a few useful links to get you started:

SAN FRANCISCO—June 21, 2022—  Project Nephio, an open source initiative of partners across the telecommunications industry working towards true cloud-native automation , today announced rapid community growth and momentum.  

Since launching in April 2022 in partnership with Google Cloud, support has grown with 28 new organizations now part of the project (with over 50 contributing organizations), progress towards Technical Steering Committee (TSC) formation, and an upcoming Nephio Technical Summit, June 22-23, in Sunnyvale, Calif. New supporters include: A5G Networks, Alicon Sweden, Amdocs, ARGELA, CapGemini Technology, CIMI Corporation, Cohere Technologies, Coredge.io, CPQD, Deutsche Telekom, HPE, Keysight Technologies, KT, Kubermatic, Kydea, MantisNet, Matrixx, Minsait, Nabstract, Prodapt, Sandvine, SigScale, Spirent Communications, Telefónica, Tata Elxsi, TechMahidra, Verizon, Vodafone, Wind River, and Wipro. 

Nephio’s goal is to deliver carrier-grade, simple, open, Kubernetes-based cloud-native intent automation and common automation templates that materially simplify the deployment and management of multi-vendor cloud infrastructure and network functions across large scale edge deployments. Nephio enables faster onboarding of network functions to production including provisioning of underlying cloud infrastructure with a true cloud native approach, and reduces costs of adoption of cloud and network infrastructure.

“We are pleased to see Nephio experience such rapid growth in such a short time,” said Arpit Joshipura, general manager, Networking, Edge, and IoT, the Linux Foundation. “This is testament to the market need for open, collaborative initiatives that simplify network functions and cloud infrastructure across edge deployments.”

“We are heartened by the robust engagement from our growing Nephio community, and look forward to continuing to work together to set a new open standard for cloud-native networks to advance automation, network function deployment, and the management of user journeys,” said Gabriele Di Piazza, Senior Director, Telecom Product Management, Google Cloud.

Developer collaboration is underway with the Technical Steering Committee formation in progress. And the Nephio technical community will gather in-person and virtually for the first Nephio Technical Summit, June 22-23 in Sunnyvale, Calif. The goal is to discuss strategy, technology enhancements, roadmap, and operational aspects of cloud native automation in the Telecommunication world. More details, including how to register, are available here: https://nephio.org/events/

More information about Nephio is available at www.nephio.org

Support from contributing organizations

A5G Networks

“A5G Networks is a leader and innovator in autonomous and distributed mobile core network software over hybrid and multi-cloud. Our unique IP helps realize significant savings in capital and operating expenditures, reduces energy requirements, improves quality of user experience and catalyze adoption of new business models. A5G Networks is excited to join the Nephio initiative for intent based automation and unlock the true potential of 5G networks,” said Kaitki Agarwal, founder, president and CTO of A5G Networks, Inc.

Amdocs

“Amdocs is excited to join the Nephio community and accelerate the Telecom industry’s journey towards a cloud-native, Kubernetes-based, automation and orchestration solutions. As a leader in telco automation and a founding member of Linux  Foundation’s ONAP and EMCO projects, Amdocs is thrilled to join this new community that will address the challenges coming with the era of 5G, edge and ORAN,” said  Eyal Shaked, General Manager, Open Network PBU, Amdocs. 

Capgemini

“Capgemini is excited to join the Nephio community and join the Nephio working groups to facilitate the deployments of telecom operators by moving the Telecom industries towards a cloud-native platform and provide the automation and orchestration solutions with the help of Nephio. Capgemini is an expert in O-RAN standards and has FAPI compliant O-CU and O-DU implementations. Capgemini is thrilled to join this new community that will address the challenges coming with the era of 5G, edge and ORAN,” said Sandip Sarkar, senior director, CTO Organization, Capgemini.

CIMI Corporation

“The Nephio project promises to provide an open-source implementation of network operator service lifecycle automation based on the cloud-standard Kubernetes orchestration platform.  That’s absolutely critical for the convergence of network and cloud software,” said Tom Nolle, president, CIMI Corporation. 

Coredge.io

Arif Khan, CEO, Coredge.io said, “Bringing agility is delivering services and centrally managing the geographically distributed cloud, keeping cost in control is the key focus right now for operators. Nephio project is meant to achieve this with Kubernetes-based cloud-native intent automation and automation templates. We are glad to contribute to Nephio with our learnings in management of multi-cloud and distributed edge using intent driven automation inside the Coredge.”

Deutsche Telekom

“Large-scale automation is pivotal on our Software Telco journey. It is important that we work together as an industry on standards that will enable and simplify the cloud native automation of network functions. And we believe the Nephio project can play a fundamental role to speed up this process,” said Jochen Appel, VP Network Automation, Deutsche Telekom.

KT

“Cloud native is a next step on the journey of telcos’ path to successful digital transformation. Also the automated management to enable multi-vendor support and reduce cost by efficiency and agility is a key factor for operation of the cloud based network systems. The project Nephio will help open, wide, and easy adoption of such infrastructure. By co-working with partners in the project, we look forward to solving the interworking issues among multi-vendors and building up the efficient and agile orchestrated management system easily,” said Jongsik Lee, senior vice president, head of Infrastructure DX R&D Center, KT.

MantisNet

“MantisNet supports the Nephio initiative, specifically realizing the vision of autonomous networks. The Nephio project is complementary with the kinds of full-stack, end-to-end, programmable visibility, powered by an open, standards-based, event-driven, composable architecture that we are developing for a broad range of new and emerging use-cases to help ensure the secure and reliable operation of cloud-native 5G applications,”said  Peter Dougherty, CEO MantisNet. 

Matrixx Software

“Continued advancements in the automation of distributed Cloud Native Network Functions will be critical to delivering on the promises of new differentiated 5G services, and key to new industry revenue models,” said Marc Price, CTO, Matrixx Software. 

Minsait

“As a company helping Telcos to onboard their 5G network functions, we are aware of the current challenges they are facing. Nephio is a key initiative to fulfill the promises of truly cloud native deployment and operation that specifically addresses the unique pain points  of the Telco industry,” said Francisco Rodríguez, head of network virtualization at Minsait. 

Nabstract.io

“Harmonization and availability of common practices that facilitate intent driven automation for deployment and management of infrastructure and cloud native Network Functions will boost the consumption of 5G connectivity capabilities across market verticals through abstracted open APIs,” said Vaibhav Mehta, Founder, Nabstract.io.

Proadapt

“Prodapt is the leading SI for connectedness industry with a laser focus on software intensive networks. Together as a key contributor to the Project Nephios, we will jointly accelerate TelCo’s journey towards becoming a TechCo by co-innovating, -building, -deploying, and -operating distributed multi-cloud network functions. We believe our collaboration would set the foundation of a fully automated intent driven cloud-native networks supporting differentiated 5G & distributed edge experience,” said Rajiv Papneja, SVP & global head, Cloud & Network Services, Prodapt.

Sandvine

“Sandvine Application and Network Intelligence solutions provide machine learning-based 5G analytics over hybrid cloud, multicloud, and edge deployments, empowering service-providers and enterprise customers to analyze, optimize, and monetize application experiences. Sandvine is proud to be a part of the Nephio initiative for intent-based automation, a prelude to Network-as-a-Service offerings that will scale autonomously, even when comprised of different vendors’ Infrastructure/Platform/Software-aaS components,” said Samir Marwaha, Chief Strategy Officer, Sandvine.

SigScale

“SigScale believes Nephio could be instrumental in achieving a management continuum across multi-cloud, multi-vendor networks,” said Vance Shipley, CEO, SigScale.

Vodafone

“Building, deploying, and operating Telco workloads across distributed cloud environments is complex, so it is important to adopt cloud native best practices as we evolve, to enable us to achieve our goals for agility, automation, and optimisation,” said Tom Kivlin, principal Cloud Architect, Vodafone. “Project Nephio presents a great opportunity to drive the cloud native orchestration of our networks.  We look forward to working with our partners and the Nephio community to further develop and accelerate the simplification of network function orchestration.” 

Wind River

“As active supporters and contributors of key telco cloud-native open source projects such as StarlingX and the O-RAN Alliance, Wind River is excited to join Nephio. Nephio’s mission of simplifying the deployment and management of multi-vendor cloud infrastructure across large scale deployments is directly aligned with our strategy,” said Gil Hellmann, vice president, Telecom Solutions Engineering, Wind River. 

About Nephio

More information can be found at www.nephio.org.

About the Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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