How the Operating System Got Graphical

In 1995, under the auspices of The Open Group, the Common Desktop Environment (CDE) was developed and licensed for use by HP, IBM, Novell and Sunsoft to make open systems desktop computers as easy to use as PCs. It was the first successful attempt to standardize on a desktop GUI on multiple, competing platforms. The Open Group is now passing the torch to a new CDE community, led by CDE suppliers and users such as Peter Howkins and Jon Trulson.

OTTF – Providing a Level of “Surety”

Joshua Brickman from CA Technologies gives context to a recent testimony by The Open Group’s Dave Lounsbury in front of the House of Representatives Sub-Committee on Energy and Commerce. With security concerns around the global supply chain on the rise, Brickman details the Open Trusted Technology Forum (OTTF) with respect to building a conformance criteria to give a level of “surety.” He also highlights the sessions to follow at the upcoming Open Group Cannes Conference.

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