The Open API Initiative is still a very new organization, and it’s great to get the opportunity to talk to new audiences about it. Thanks to the OW2 consortium’s kind invitation, we got the chance to do that in two sessions at Cloud Expo Europe this week.
The first was a presentation on the Open API Initiative itself and a first taste of what is being worked on for the new version of the specification. The second was an excellent panel on the role of open source and open standards in cloud with Alan Sill (President, Open Grid Forum President), Cedric Thomas (CEO, OW2), and Marc Dutoo (OCCIware Project Leader). The panel covered some great topics including the role of open source vs. the role of open standards, and what organizations should think about when considering standards adoption.
The discussion reinforced how important the combination of open source and open standards has been in enabling innovat…