Open Source, Systems, Standards, and
Content
Jeffrey Wallace, Ph.D., Continuous Transformation Environment Laboratories
Ma...
Central ideas
Open Source and Content: When Does It Work?
Open Systems and Standards
Examples and Evidence
Geospatial Visu...
Open Source and Content
When Does It Work?
A community, organizations and individuals, decides to collectively
solve a pro...
Open Systems and Standards
When Does It Work?
There must be an economically viable reason to open up
access to a system (O...
Examples
Geospatial Visualization
Hadoop/Map Reduce
Accumulo
MongoDB
Open Scene Graph
MakeHuman
Flight Gear
The benefits of cloud computing, advanced analytics, and big data
are all around us
At the foundation are infrastructure p...
Webserver Usage
The opportunity has tremendous upside – improve the
product in a revolutionary way, lower the cost, and speed
delivery
The...
In a public-private partnership way:
Get a list (by funding) of the top XX M&S users in government
and industry
Identifies...
The way ahead
M&SCO should host an industry day(maybe a day and a
half)
Identify the ecosystem as it exists
Engage the com...
Questions
Comments and Questions from
the Panels?
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Open Source, Systems, Standards, and Content

155

Published on

This is for the MODSIM World 2014 session called "Defense Industry Workshop: Strengthen DoD Stewardship and Application of M&S"

Published in: Technology, Education
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
155
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
2
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Open Source, Systems, Standards, and Content

  1. 1. Open Source, Systems, Standards, and Content Jeffrey Wallace, Ph.D., Continuous Transformation Environment Laboratories Mark Visco, Analytical Graphics, Inc. Defense Industry Workshop: Strengthen DoD Stewardship and Application of M&S April 17, 2014, 8:15 am to 12:15 pm
  2. 2. Central ideas Open Source and Content: When Does It Work? Open Systems and Standards Examples and Evidence Geospatial Visualization Hadoop/Map Reduce Accumulo MongoDB Open Scene Graph MakeHuman Flight Gear Opportunity Implementation Way Ahead 2
  3. 3. Open Source and Content When Does It Work? A community, organizations and individuals, decides to collectively solve a problem There has to be a viable economic model enabling the community Many of the successful open source efforts evolve related commercial variants or compliant components and tools An organized approach has to evolve from the community Requirements/Management Configuration Management Development Testing Release Support
  4. 4. Open Systems and Standards When Does It Work? There must be an economically viable reason to open up access to a system (Open Systems) There must be an economically viable reason to comply with a standard The implementation must not be a high economic barrier to entry (otherwise you have merely created a cartel) And sustainability… In most cases an organization must evolve and sustain itself to: Specify the interface or standard Manage versioning and release of the specification documentation
  5. 5. Examples Geospatial Visualization Hadoop/Map Reduce Accumulo MongoDB Open Scene Graph MakeHuman Flight Gear
  6. 6. The benefits of cloud computing, advanced analytics, and big data are all around us At the foundation are infrastructure pieces that enable economic ecosystems Yahoo led the way by creating an open source approximation of Google’s core infrastructure (Hadoop/MapReduce) A commercial variant powers Walmart and American Express, among others Over 60% of the world’s websites are running the open source Apache webserver That is great, why does someone use something different? What do they use? The commercial versions have to comply with open syandards and support certain open interfaces Evidence – supporting facts for their advocacy 6
  7. 7. Webserver Usage
  8. 8. The opportunity has tremendous upside – improve the product in a revolutionary way, lower the cost, and speed delivery The cost is likely just a reprogramming of existing resources Obviously this will not be easy, but it might also be obvious once you look at it The benefit would be to actually enable all the different elements of the government that could use modeling and simulation to do so in a way that optimizes scare resources What is opportunity to the Enterprise – what is the Cost/benefit? 8
  9. 9. In a public-private partnership way: Get a list (by funding) of the top XX M&S users in government and industry Identifies the mass of economic ecosystem and gives you an idea of the true size Not all economic theories are valid at all sizes of ecosystems Understand infrastructure requirements and areas where efforts could collaborate Understand where existing open source opportunities lie Are there any government funded efforts that should convert to open source? How would that work? Anything that should be started as a new open source system with seed funding? Do Not Get Lost In Meetings Just Do It (Something) How would you implement this? 9
  10. 10. The way ahead M&SCO should host an industry day(maybe a day and a half) Identify the ecosystem as it exists Engage the community about how to: Define an M&S Enterprise Describe the M&S infrastructure universe Identify open source, systems, standards, and content opportunities going forward Coalesce a group of key government stakeholders to mentor the process and support M&SCO Create a new roadmap Own the execution as part of stakeholder mission success 10
  11. 11. Questions Comments and Questions from the Panels?
  1. A particular slide catching your eye?

    Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.

×