Enabling certification of software implementing CAPE-OPEN interfaces has been prioritized by CO-LaN Management Board and discussed with the CO-LaN membership at the CAPE-OPEN 2016 Annual Meeting as well as at the CAPE-OPEN 2017 Annual Meeting. Based on the feedback received, CO-LaN Management Board has decided to go ahead with the following step.
On June 20, 2018, CO-LaN has contracted MR Woodman Consulting Ltd to conduct a number of actions leading to the creation of a Certification Special Interest Group. Contract starts formally on July 1, 2018 and completion of the actions necessary to establish the Certification SIG is targeted for end of 2018.
Malcolm WOODMAN will:
- develop the Charter for the new Certification SIG, in conjunction with the Business Steering Group consisting of a representative of the CO-LaN Management Board, a major PME vendor, a vendor of both PME and PMC and a major PMC (only) vendor,
- establish the Certification Technical Steering Group gathering a representative of CO-LaN Management Board, the Interoperability Special Interest Group and independent CAPE-OPEN developers,
- commission the development of an initial prototype for a self-certification tester suite for one CAPE-OPEN interface,
- define strategic plans for establishment of the Certification Special Interest Group.