March 6-8, 2018 - Sonoma, CA
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Thursday, March 8 • 4:10pm - 4:40pm
CNCF: Making Standards without Standards - Doug Davis, IBM

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In the not too distant past interoperability was driven by Standards produced by SDOs such as W3C and OASIS. Paper Standards first, followed by code to prove the Standard. Since then we've flipped things around. Today, the trend is towards code first, specification next (or at the same time), and the word "Standard" (as defined by SDOs) is almost a dirty word. Yet, there is clearly still a need for some way to ensure interoperability. Are "specifications" developed by one OSS implementation really sufficient?

In this talk we'll explore how the CNCF is finding a middle ground between these two extremes. Through experience-based collaborative efforts, the CNCF is developing interoperable, cross-product, specifications without raising the concerns people might have of traditional Standards development work.

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Doug Davis

Doug works in IBM's Digital Business Group. He's been working on Cloud related technologies for many years and has worked on many of the most popular OSS projects, including OpenStack, CloudFoundry, Docker and Kubernetes. He's currently co-leading the CNCF's Serverless WG, the Cloud... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 4:10pm - 4:40pm
Sonoma Valley Room