Open Solutions Alliance to Congregate at OSCON, Roll Up Sleeves with First Interoperability Hack-a-Thon

Jul 10, 2007, 01:00 ET from The Open Solutions Alliance

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) in Portland, Ore.,
 July 23 - 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: Developers can
 also participate virtually at the OSA SSO Hack-a-Thon Project site:
     "The OSA was formed to speed deployments of integrated, interoperable
 open solutions for business users," said Barry Klawans, OSA board member
 and chief technology officer at JasperSoft. "The community, specifically
 the collaboration among all the ecosystem participants, is the backbone for
 these efforts and we're looking forward to rolling up our sleeves,
 addressing single sign-on and having some good old fashioned fun at OSCON
 this year."
     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 or by
 visiting the OSA's 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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