This morning (Thursday, May 30, 2013 … morning for the Americas, anyway), OASIS formally announced the creation of the OSLC Member Section. For what it’s worth, the press release, according to my Google Alert, has been republished by SYS-CON Media, MarketWatch and The Wall Street Journal, and Virtual Strategy Magazine.
- OSLC Steering Committee member Mik Kersten said: “Announcement of #OSLC move to OASIS, @tasktop founding member; help take the next step in the evolution of RESTful APIs for ALM”.
- Similarly, Bola Robiti wrote: “Official: #OSLC is newest member section @ #Oasis tinyurl.com/qho2t7n Strong cross industry support. Bodes well 4 tool interoperability”.
- OSLC Core WG lead Steve Speicher quoted OASIS CEO Laurent Liscia from the press release: “We’re seeing tremendous uptake for OSLC. Twenty-two organizations have already committed...”
Those twenty-two organizations are listed in my blog from earlier this month: “All systems go for OSLC at OASIS.” There are more excellent quotes in the press release that I encourage you to read.
To help celebrate this milestone there are a couple great events lined up next week at the “Innovate” conference:
- The Open Lifecycle Summit, featuring OSLC Steering Committee members Mik Kersten and John Wiegand
- The OSLC Hospitality Suite, featuring … an awesome party.
Don’t forget to register for both those events! Also, you may want to follow me on Twitter as I’ll be “live tweeting” the Open Lifecycle Summit. Find both these events, and the many other OSLC-related sessions at Innovate 2013, on the OSLC Roadmap for Innovate 2013.
In case you’re interested, the OSLC Steering Committee will be meeting as the first time as the OSLC Member Section Steering Committee on June 7. You can find the agenda on the wiki. At the meeting they are to agree on timing for an election to fill the 7th Steering Committee seat.
Having spent the last 21 months “living and breathing” OSLC, this is quite an exciting day. I’m sure that is even more the case for those who’ve been involved since the beginning! In another 21 months, it may be that we won’t be asking “What if integration came standard?” but pointing to examples of what it means when it does. Congratulations and thank you to the whole community!