Open Standard Business and Enterprise Application Working Group

OSBP in Eclipse

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Scope, Goals and Vision

The OS.bea (open standard business and enterprise application) working group drives the evolution and broad adoption of technologies of the Open Standard Business Platform (OSBP).

The working group:

  • manages the overall technical and business strategies for OSBP driven projects.
  • defines and manages a specification process to formalize the specifications that are defined within the scope of this working group.
  • defines compatibility rules and branding process for implementations of these specifications to ensure application portability.
  • promotes the "OS.bea" brand and its value in the marketplace.
  • provides vendor neutral marketing and other services to the OS.bea ecosystem.
  • establishes and drives a funding model that enables this working group and its community to operate on a sustainable basis.
The OS.bea working group (OS.bea WG) fosters and supports an open and innovative eco-system providing tools and systems, and adapters for standardized, openly-available and vendor-neutral OSB Platform as described above. In particular, the OS.bea WG:

  • helps to support OS.bea related Eclipse projects that develop the related software components
  • provides the resources for managing the quality and the maturity of these components throughout the life-cycle
  • defines compatibility rules and branding process for implementations of these specifications to ensure application portability.
  • ensures open innovation through the sharing of the research, development, and maintenance efforts as far as possible
  • fosters exchanges between academics, standardization organizations, industry partners and community

Governance

The OS.bea working group is designed as:

  • a working group driven by its strategic members,
  • a means to foster a vibrant and sustainable ecosystem of users, contributors and service providers,
  • a means to organize the community of each project or component so that strategic users and developers define the roadmap collaboratively.
In order to implement these principles, the following governance bodies have been defined:

  • The Steering Committee
  • The Specification Committee
  • The Marketing and Brand Committee