IEEE Standards Association Launches an Open Source Collaboration Platform
Brief: IEEE Standards Association has announced a GitLab-based open source collaboration platform. Read how is it different and what advantages it has.
IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology. The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) is an organization within IEEE that develops global standards in a broad range of industries.
The IEEE Standards Association (SA) has come up with an open-source collaboration platform i.e IEEE SA Open.
It is technically a self-hosted GitLab instance combined with Mattermost (a slack alternative) and GitLab Pages. To describe it further, the official blog post mentioned: The platform enables independent software developers, startups, industry, academic institutions, and others to create, test, manage, and deploy innovative projects in a collaborative, safe, and responsible environment.
How is it different or useful?
The main key attraction for this platform would be IEEE’s members’ network, technical expertise, and resources.
IEEE President, Robert Fish, also mentions in brief (during an interview with Radio Kan) how it’s different and why IEEE wanted to go with it:
Today, much of the world’s infrastructure is run by software, and that software needs to comply with standards in communications networking, electrical grids, agriculture, and the like. As software becomes increasingly prevalent in the world today, ethical alignment, reliability, transparency, and democratic governance become must-haves. IEEE is uniquely positioned to endow open-source projects with these attributes.
While this sounds good, what exactly the open-source platform by the IEEE offer? Let’s take a look at that:
IEEE SA Open: Quick overviewhttps://itsfoss.com/ieee-open-source-collaboration-platform/
EEE Standards Association has announced a GitLab-based open source collaboration platform. Read how is it different and what advantages it has.itsfoss.com