Discussion on Open Standards with Bernd Erk and Jiten Vaidya

by Admin — last modified Jul 04, 2019 04:53 PM
Rootconf organised a discussion on open standards at CIS Bangalore office. Zainab Bawa, Karan Saini and Anwesha Das coordinated and organised the event.

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Jun 20, 2019
from 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM


The Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore

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The discussions created awareness on:

  1. Consequences of building your applications around non-open standards.
  2. Risks associated with non-open standards.
  3. How to build your applications around open standards.

Open standards are important for:

  1. Business
  2. Application development
  3. Communications
  4. Open internet


The event kicked off with Bernd Erk talking about how the convenience of availing services from a few 'cloud' providers is killing open standards in the space. Jiten Vaidya then discussed his experience running a successful open source product and business, and the future of open standards in the space. Kiran Jonnalagadda and Gurshabad Grover contributed to and moderated the subsequent discussion.


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