A podcast with open source enthusiasts about open source trends, topics and projects.
SAP Cloud Application Programming Model (CAP) – A step-by-step journey towards open source
27:10In this episode, our host Karsten Hohage talks with our guests Christian Georgi and Daniel Hutzel about the SAP Cloud Application Programming Model (CAP), a Software Development Kit (SDK) to build applications in the enterprise world. They speak about how CAP is gradually being open-sourced so that it can evolve with the help of its community. This will allow, for instance, the support of additional databases, consumption protocols, and UI frameworks. We also learn how the CAP team has engaged with the community so far and how this motivated them to open source it.
Project Piper – From InnerSource to Open Source
27:11In this episode, our host Karsten Hohage talks with our guest Christoph Szymanski about Project Piper, an open source library for the creation of continuous integration and delivery pipelines. Christoph speaks about how Project Piper relates to the SAP-proprietary service “SAP Continuous Integration and Delivery“ and how Piper became a successful offering to anybody working with SAP development projects. We also learn why Christoph loves the unpopular task of writing tests and how these are the key factor to continuous delivery and integration.
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Red Hat – Distributor and Mediator in the Open-Source World
26:26In this episode, our host Karsten Hohage talks with our guest Arne Arnold from RedHat about Linux and the role of distributors in the open-source world. Arne speaks about his journey from SAP to RedHat and how the distributor made its way to become a catalyst for open-source communities. We also learn how Arne started his Linux career contributing to the search for extraterrestrial life from his student dormitory and about SAP’s contribution to Linux becoming the leading server operating system worldwide.
Cloud Foundry – A One-Size-Fits-All Solution for Application Development
36:58In this episode, our host Karsten Hohage talks with our guests Ruben Koster and Beyhan Veli about Cloud Foundry, a platform-as-a-service offering for application developers. Ruben and Beyhan talk about their personal journey with Cloud Foundry, how it works, and how it relates to VMware, Pivotal, and SAP. We also learn about their run for Cloud Foundry’s Technical Oversight Committee and their future vision for the platform.
wdi5 – UI5’s Open-Source End-to-End Testing Framework
31:10In this episode, our host Karsten Hohage talks with our guests Volker Buzek and Peter Muessig about wdi5, an open-source end-to-end testing framework for UI5. Volker and Peter explain the history of wdi5, how to use it, and how it became a community project. We also learn about planned features of wdi5 and how to best get involved.
Open Source at VMware – Key Driver of Innovation
26:27In this episode, our host Karsten Hohage talks with our guest Dr. Dawn Foster, PhD. from VMware about VMware’s open source strategy, and the importance of community and project health. Dawn explains project health metrics, how they contribute to improving projects, and how well-documented processes and governance help scale communities and keep them healthy. We also learn about Dawn’s impressive experience in the IT industry as she takes us through the various stages of her professional and academic career.
Open Source at Microsoft – ClearlyDefined and Open-Source Supply Chain Security
30:20In this episode, our host Karsten Hohage talks to Nell Shamrell-Harrington from Microsoft and Sebastian Wolf from SAP about ClearlyDefined, a central data store for all open-source licenses across many different open-source ecosystems, and open source supply chain security at Microsoft. Nell explains both projects, talks about Microsoft’s open source history and evolution, and we also learn about the differences and similarities between Microsoft and SAP’s open source engagement from Sebastian.
Gaia-X, Catena-X, International Data Spaces – Three Initiatives, One Goal
34:50In this episode, our host Karsten Hohage talks with Nemrude “Rudi” Verzano, head of Industry 4.0 and Digital Supply Chain Innovation at SAP, about the open-source initiatives in Gaia-X, Catena-X, and International Data Spaces that represent some of the cooperation efforts between the Fraunhofer Institute and some of SAP's large customers. Rudi explains the initiatives’ goals, how they came to be, and what benefits they offer. We also learn why joining forces with others can sometimes lead to the best results.
Mercedes-Benz FOSS – Open Source in the Automotive Industry
26:21In this episode, our host Karsten Hohage talks with our guests Wolfgang Gehring and Christian Wege about FOSS at Mercedes-Benz Group AG. Wolfgang and Christian explain how and why Mercedes-Benz enables their employees to become and stay active in open source, which open-source projects they are working on, and how they contribute to the open-source world outside of Mercedes-Benz. We also learn why a so-called driver’s license is essential for working on open-source projects as a Mercedes-Benz employee.
Eclipse Dirigible – An Open-Source Platform for End-To-End Rapid Development of Business Applications
30:57In this episode, our host Karsten Hohage talks with Yordan Pavlov and Dragomir Anachkov about the open-source projects Eclipse Dirigible, an application platform, and XSK, an environment compatible with SAP HANA Extended Application Services (XS). Yordan and Dragomir explain the projects, how they relate to each other, why they were open-sourced, and the benefits they offer. We also learn how they differ from similar projects out there and how to best contribute to them.