on Standards for Free and Open-Source Software Governance to
Take Place in Santa Clara, CA
Aims to build consensus on future FOSS process standards
Needham, MA- 10-29-2013-The Object Management Group
(OMG®) will be hosting the "Standards for Free and
Open-Source Software Governance" Workshop on Wednesday,
December 11th, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, CA.
The objective of the workshop is to build consensus among
Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) users, developers and
academic research institutions on what a FOSS governance
process standard should entail.
Running from 9am-12pm PST, the event is taking place at a
time when the use of FOSS is rapidly expanding. Exchanges
between organizations that contain issues with FOSS
intellectual property rights must be standardized in order
to automate processing and save resources. Phil Odence, VP
of Corporate and Business Development at Black Duck
Software, will introduce the Software Package Data
Exchange® (SPDX®) - the de-facto standard from the Linux
Foundation - which enables organizations to share software
package metadata that facilitate FOSS license and other
Leigh Jin, Associate Professor of the Information Systems
Department at San Francisco State University will outline
how FOSS has been employed by the university in order to
provide a cost effective and efficient alternative to
commercial Learning Management Systems. Not only will this
case study outline the technical aspects of FOSS's adoption,
but it will also explore how the university's IT staff and
administrators reacted to the software once implemented.
This complimentary event is open to the public as well as
those attending the coinciding OMG Technical Meeting.
Attendees are strongly encouraged to register online in
advance. For more information, to view the agenda and to
register, visit http://www.omg.org/foss-ca.
OMG is an international, open membership, not-for-profit
computer industry standards consortium. OMG Task Forces
develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of
technologies and an even wider range of industries. OMG's
modeling standards enable powerful visual design, execution
and maintenance of software and other processes.
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