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|| ||News Item: Open Solutions Alliance to Congregate at OSCON, Roll Up Sleeves with First Interoperability Hack-a-Thon|
|| ||Tue, 10 Jul 2007 09:25:12 -0700 (PDT)|
Open Solutions Alliance to Congregate at OSCON, Roll Up Sleeves with First
SAN FRANCISCO, July 9, 2007 Â The Open Solutions Alliance (OSA), a
nonprofit, vendor-neutral consortium dedicated to driving interoperability
and adoption of comprehensive open solutions, today announced it is hosting
the first in its series of Interoperability Hack-a-Thons at OÂReilly Open
Source Convention (OSCON) in Portland, Ore., July 23 Â 27, 2007.
The OSA Hack-a-Thon at OSCON will focus on Single Sign-On (SSO) and begins
Tuesday, July 24 at 1:30 p.m. in rooms D129 and D130. It will continue on
Wednesday and Thursday afternoons in the lunch area. The Hack-a-Thon is a
unique opportunity for the developer, vendor and user communities to
collaborate real-time on OSA's interoperability workgroup efforts.
Participants can expect to learn about and contribute to the latest
developments for SSO and apply them to specific applications.
All OSCON attendees, including free exhibit-only pass-holders, are invited
to participate. To register, please visit:
http://conferences.oreillynet.com/pub/w/58/register.html. Developers can also
participate virtually at the OSA SSO Hack-a-Thon Project site:
ÂThe OSA was formed to speed deployments of integrated, interoperable open
solutions for business users,Â said Barry Klawans, OSA board member and
chief technology officer at JasperSoft. ÂThe community, specifically the
collaboration among all the ecosystem participants, is the backbone for these
efforts and weÂre looking forward to rolling up our sleeves, addressing
single sign-on and having some good old fashioned fun at OSCON this year.Â
Developers interested in participating in the OSA Hack-a-Thon can prepare
in advance by having their application of choice pre-installed on their
laptop. Tools and documentation will be available soon at the Hack-a-Thon
Project site. For participants who are unable to download these materials in
advance, the OSA will provide an introductory tutorial at the beginning of
the July 24 session.
Find out more about the OSA Hack-a-Thon at
http://conferences.oreillynet.com/cs/os2007/view/e_sess/1... or by visiting
the OSAÂs OSCON booth # 914.
About the Open Solutions Alliance
The Open Solutions Alliance (OSA) is a nonprofit, vendor neutral consortium
dedicated to driving the interoperability and adoption of comprehensive open
solutions. Founded in 2007, it is supported by leading companies from around
the world who are dedicated to improving interoperability among software
products, resulting in integrated and rapidly deployable solutions for
business users. Through cooperative action and advocacy, the OSA helps
facilitate interoperability, reduce barriers to adoption and raise the
awareness of open solutions in business. For more information, please visit
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