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An Open Group Perspective James de Raeve VP Business Development j. deraeve@opengroup. org An Open Group Perspective James de Raeve VP Business Development j. [email protected] org

The Open Group q Formed in 1997 § From The Open Software Foundation § The Open Group q Formed in 1997 § From The Open Software Foundation § X/Open q q q Membership open to all 60 employees Offices in § Reading, UK; San Francisco, CA; Woburn, MA; Tokyo q Over 200 members, ~ 30% buy side

Mission q The mission of The Open Group is to drive the creation of Mission q The mission of The Open Group is to drive the creation of Boundaryless Information Flow by § Working with customers to capture, understand address current and emerging requirements, establish policies, and share best practices; § Working with suppliers, consortia and standards bodies to develop consensus and facilitate interoperability, to evolve and integrate specifications and open source technologies; § Offering a comprehensive set of services to enhance the operational efficiency of consortia; and § Developing and operating the industry's premier certification service and encouraging procurement of certified products.

How q q Membership activities § Architecture § Active Loss Prevention § Directory interoperability How q q Membership activities § Architecture § Active Loss Prevention § Directory interoperability § Enterprise Management § Mobile Management § Platform (UNIX) § Real Time & Embedded Systems § Security Business, legal and regulatory, technical aspects q Services to Consortia § Admin, logistics, support § Certification program development and operation § LSB, WAP, SIF, OSGi, LDAP q § Test suite development and maintenance R&D § Mainly for DARPA. § e. g. QUITE q Open Source homesteading § “Pegasus” CIM/WBEM manageability services broker

For Buyers q Helping government and industry buyers make sense of what’s going on, For Buyers q Helping government and industry buyers make sense of what’s going on, and apply it in their business § § § q Business Scenarios Architecture Strategy Case studies Interaction with peers Providing practical support to assist procurement § Certification

Speeding up the Process…. q Standard setting and evolution § To meet business requirements Speeding up the Process…. q Standard setting and evolution § To meet business requirements § Technically qualified and respected support for technical working groups § Convergent consensus process § Clarity about IPR § Integrate into “product” sized sets q Open Source implementations § To accelerate adoption into products q Test suites § To help developers get it right q Certification § To help buyers know what will work

Some Examples Some Examples

UNIX® q q q The Open Group owns the UNIX trademark It is licensed UNIX® q q q The Open Group owns the UNIX trademark It is licensed for use only in relation to certified products A principle term in the license is that the supplier guarantees that the product complies with the Single UNIX Specification § Not just what is covered by tests q UNIX 98 is the current version of the certification program

Use by Federal Agencies NASA SEWP III q q UNIX 95 branded with delivery Use by Federal Agencies NASA SEWP III q q UNIX 95 branded with delivery of a copy of the Open Group branding certificate provided with the proposal. § UNIX 98 branding may be substituted for the UNIX 95 requirement (desirable) POSIX [IEEE POSIX 1003. 1 -1990]; compliant. The Government will accept the vendor’s self certification for POSIX compliance “The Minimum Mandatory Specifications (Tab 1) and UNIX 95 or UNIX 98 Certifications (Tab 2) are minimum requirements. Proposal will not be evaluated further and/or considered for award if they do not meet these two requirements. ” The offeror shall describe their implementation of and commitment to open standards promulgated by standards organizations such as: Open. Group, IEEE, ANSI, etc. The offeror shall include a corporate statement of commitment to future UNIX branding and address their commitment to future Open Group standards.

The Austin Group q Formed to update the Single UNIX specification § a single The Austin Group q Formed to update the Single UNIX specification § a single text to be adopted by multiple parties – IEEE, ISO SC 22 WG 15, The Open Group q Over 700 participants on the mailing list q Wide industry support: § AT&T, Compaq, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, Lucent, Microsoft, Red Hat, SGI, Siemens, Sun § Do. D, USENIX, Canada revenue q Participation from the open source community § The Linux Standard Base, Net. BSD, Free. BSD, and many others

Process 2000 1999 POSIX. 2 -1993 2 H 2001 POSIX amendments 1 d, 1 Process 2000 1999 POSIX. 2 -1993 2 H 2001 POSIX amendments 1 d, 1 g, 1 j, 1 q POSIX. 1 -1996 Single UNIX Specification Version 2 2001 Draft 1 Joint Revision Draft 5 Review draft 1003. 1 a, 1003. 2 b, 1003. 2 d ISO C 99 Sanity Review Revised Standard

Status q Approvals § The Open Group § September 12 th 2001 § IEEE Status q Approvals § The Open Group § September 12 th 2001 § IEEE § December 6 th 2001 § ISO/IEC § Approval expected in 2 H 2002 q Certification & Testing § Test suite updates under development § available 3 Q 2002 § Certification available …. . when the market is ready

DVB – Multimedia Home Platform q Funded by a consortium of implementers § led DVB – Multimedia Home Platform q Funded by a consortium of implementers § led by Sony q Test development contracted to The Open Group § Over 2, 000 tests q q Contributions from consortium members Final set of tests will be published by ETSI

WAP Forum – (now OMA) q Developed Application layer test suites for § § WAP Forum – (now OMA) q Developed Application layer test suites for § § q WAP 1. 1 WAP June 2000 WAP 2. 0 Funded by WAP Forum/OMA Developed and operate on line testing and certification service for WAP 1. 1 and June 2000 § Funded from certification revenues

POSIX Realtime q Developed test suites for the POSIX realtime amendments § 1003. 1 POSIX Realtime q Developed test suites for the POSIX realtime amendments § 1003. 1 d/1003. 1 j/1003. 1 q) q Funded by DISA

Boston Conference July 21 – 26 q Boudaryless Information Flow – the Role of Boston Conference July 21 – 26 q Boudaryless Information Flow – the Role of Web Services § http: //www. opengroup. org/Boston 2002 q q q Keynote by Tim Berners-Lee of W 3 C Case studies Discussions on § § § q Web Services Standards Legal issues and Intellectual Property Rights Identity Management Certification and Testing Quality of Service Speakers from W 3 C, DMTF, OASIS