Announcing Cloud related meeting, OMG Technical Meeting (21-25 March near Washington DC, USA)

Hi. I’d like to announce that at the next OMG Technical Meeting (21-25 March near Washington DC, USA) we will be having a Cloud-related meeting to restart the efforts begun months ago. I will be acting chair for now and would like to encourage anyone interested in Cloud and how the OMG might be relevant in this space, to come along to the meeting. We are essentially starting from scratch again, so the goal of this initial meeting is to determine membership interest as well as gather ideas and brainstorm around a number of options concerning the roles that the OMG could play. The idea of language neutral standards in the Cloud is critical, particularly given the fact that some standards will undoubtedly be driven through organisations that concentrate on a single language, such as Java. As an industry, whatever we do needs to be coordinated across these various bodies or we risk weakening the benefits that standardisation can bring. The OMG can play a leadership role in this area.

The meeting will be held on Monday 21st of March at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel, Arlington, VA, USA. Details of the overall Technical Meeting are here:

I’d also encourage anyone interested to sign up to the OMG cloud mailing list ( by sending email to


— Mark Little

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