Demystifying Open Standards: how Open Source and Open Standards complement each other
03-17, 14:40–15:10 (Europe/Berlin), Stage 1

Open Source projects often value code over governance, not to mention standards. A standardisation process is often perceived as ponderous and perhaps even outdated. However, large organizations like big corporations and governments require technical specifications and not “just” the code.

In this talk, I will explain what Open Standards are, and why Open Source and Open Standards actually complement each other. I will also discuss how an Open Standards Developing Organization can help your Open Source project to grow and gain wider adoption.

See also: Slides for the presentation

Chet Ensign, Chief Technical Community Steward, helps technology teams at OASIS work within the organization’s framework to achieve the goals set out in their charters and grow robust communities of adopters and implementers. He plays a major role in setting OASIS strategy, policy, and new programs.

Chet supports teams working in subject areas as diverse as cybersecurity, e-commerce, key management, legal technology, cloud computing, IoT, energy markets, and emergency response. Actively involved with the consortium since it was founded in 1993, Chet joined the staff in 2011. He is based in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, USA.