GOTC 2023 Global Open Source Technology Summit Held Grandly

On May 27th, the 2023 Global Open-source Technology Conference ( GOTC ) was held at the Zhangjiang Science Hall in Shanghai. At the event site, the Shanghai Open Source Industry Service Platform was officially launched. Shanghai Pudong Software Park signed a contract with the Asia-Pacific region of the Linux Foundation, and officially established the Open Source Community Service Center of the Linux Foundation Asia-Pacific region; and signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Open Source China to jointly build an open source ecosystem in Shanghai. The conference also held keynote speeches and roundtable discussions on topics such as open source, AIGC, and supply chain security.

GOTC 2023 will last for two days, focusing on open source cutting-edge technologies and industrial ecological development, interpreting the theme of this conference - Open source, into the future in the form of industry exhibitions, keynote speeches, special forums, and open source markets. The conference is jointly sponsored by Shanghai Pudong Software Park, Open Atom Open Source Foundation, Linux Foundation Asia Pacific and Open Source China.

Yuan Tao, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of Shanghai Zhangjiang (Group) Co., Ltd., Xia Lifeng , Deputy Director of the Science and Technology Development Department of China Electronics Corporation, Liu Jingjuan , Assistant to the Chairman of the Open Atom Open Source Foundation, and Ni Guangnan , Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, delivered speeches at the meeting.

Yuan Tao, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of Shanghai Zhangjiang (Group) Co., Ltd., emphasized the important role of open source in technological innovation, industrial innovation, and economic innovation. He believes that the open source spirit of openness, collaboration, and sharing is forward-looking and leading. As the engine and main productive force for the development of innovative industries in Shanghai, Zhangjiang Group has focused on cultivating the core bearing area of ​​innovation source functions in recent years, promoting the agglomeration and development of innovative industries, and is committed to creating an open, shared and collaborative technological ecosystem. To this end, Yuan Tao also invited domestic and foreign open source innovation enterprises and open source technical talents, promising to provide them with a first-class technology research and development environment and high-quality services, and fully support the development and innovation of open source technology. Finally, he said that Zhangjiang Group will continue to strengthen cooperation with global open source technology communities, foundations, and enterprises, expand the application fields of open source technology, and promote the innovative development of open source technology.

Xia Lifeng, deputy director of the Science and Technology Development Department of China Electronics Information Industry Group Co., Ltd., said that at present, the open source model that gathers the strengths of others has become an important way for global computing technology and industrial development, and it provides a huge opportunity for my country's open source academic and industrial development. He said that he looks forward to taking the 2023 Global Open Source Technology Summit as an opportunity to unite colleagues from all walks of life to build a Chinese power of open source. In addition, China Electronic Information Industry Group will also give full play to the resource advantages of the independent, safe and advanced industrial chain "chain length", give full play to the synergy advantages of central enterprises and local governments and the ecological advantages of the industrial chain, and together contribute to China's open source industry Contribute to development.

Liu Jingjuan, assistant to the chairman of the Open Atom Open Source Foundation, said that global practice has proved that making full use of open source, participating in open source, embracing open source, and giving back to open source are effective goals for achieving technological innovation and industrial prosperity. She appealed: "We must continue to actively participate in the global open source technology system and open industry system, and continuously improve our country's contribution to the global open source ecology. Gather intellectual resources, factor resources and industrial resources to serve the development of global technology and industrial ecology."

Ni Guangnan, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, pointed out that open source has had a major impact on the structure of the global science and technology economy. Science and technology governance requires global participation, and China needs to contribute wisdom. The current RISC-V open source architecture provides a rare opportunity for my country to take the initiative in the development of the chip industry. Academician Ni called on our country to vigorously support the development of open source. China can participate in global technological governance and build a global technological community.

At this GOTC summit, the Shanghai Open Source Industry Service Platform announced its official launch. Shanghai Pudong Software Park signed a contract with the Linux Foundation Asia Pacific, which marks the official launch of the Linux Foundation Asia Pacific Open Source Community Service Center. Shanghai Pudong Software Park also announced a strategic cooperation with Open Source China to jointly build an open source industry ecosystem in Shanghai. The launch of these cooperations will effectively promote China's open source technology innovation and global layout.

Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, explained how open source has become the key to technological innovation, and introduced some newer open source projects that are playing an important role in artificial intelligence, Internet, automobile, film and television industry, energy and other fields. He believes that open source has always been a core part of industry innovation, and open data and open standards are also becoming part of collective innovation. Finally, Jim expressed the hope that innovations in the field of AI and large language models can promote continuous breakthroughs for the collective.

Gu Yu , a foreign academician of the Russian Academy of Engineering and a foreign academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, explained the application of open source artificial intelligence technology in the medical field. He believes that the AI ​​ecology has currently formed a basic form integrating basic resources, technology, and applications. If we can combine advanced sensor technology and artificial intelligence technology to simulate the eight core capabilities of the human brain, such as cognition, understanding, memory, language, learning, emotion, logic, and consciousness, "artificial intelligence" can fully enter the "cognitive world". Smart" stage.

Does China need to build an open source platform that is self-led, serves the world, and has world influence? Wang Huaimin, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, believes that the answer is yes. Only in this way can China's ecological position in the open source innovation ecosystem be improved, and it is possible to lead the world in open source. In addition, open source innovation must develop at a high level, not only to build an open source platform, but also to cultivate star open source projects. He also mentioned that the ecological development of open source innovation is inseparable from the joint efforts of the government, efficient market and organic society.

Hou Zhenyu, vice president of Baidu Group, said in his speech "Large Models Open a New Era of AI" that generative AI is a watershed in the development of artificial intelligence, and large models will become the foundation of the next-generation AI platform, bringing higher production efficiency and leading AI R&D enables new paradigm advancements. Baidu has long been laying out in the field of artificial intelligence and has achieved outstanding results. In particular, Baidu's "Wenxin Qianfan" large model can provide enterprise-level large language model services. The platform not only includes Wenxin Yiyan, but also Baidu's full set of Wenxin large models and corresponding development tool chains.

On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of Gitee’s founding, Ma Yue, chairman of Open Source China, described the attempts of Open Source China to promote the development of open source in my country in the past two years: the establishment of China Open Source Landscape, with the open source community as a link, to help open source project construction and jointly build an open source ecosystem ;Acquired OSDN, the largest open source community in Japan, to go overseas; initiated the establishment of the OSS Compass community, which gave birth to my country's first open source ecological health assessment platform; realized share reorganization and became a completely neutral platform; built the world's second largest code hosting platform, registered The number of developers exceeds 10 million, and the cumulative number of warehouse hosting exceeds 25 million, striving to create independent and controllable alternatives. In the future, Open Source China will cooperate with Inspur Computer to launch a hyper-converged all-in-one machine; build a trusted code library and a trusted component library in my country; embrace AI development and join hands with AI technology companies to reshape the new voice of open source; Provide content services, tool services, and entrepreneurial services.

Royal O'Brien, executive director of the Open 3D Foundation and executive director of the Open Metaverse Foundation, believes that Metaverse not only creates new jobs and industries in the digital field, but also bridges the gap between the physical world and the digital world. The next iteration of the Internet. The mission of the Metaverse Foundation is to create open standards and software to create an open, global, scalable, portable and interoperable world that supports interactive and immersive experiences. To create such a world, the key point is to create solutions, establish specifications, open source code, and publish standards publicly.

Rebecca Rumbul, executive director of the Rust Foundation, mentioned that Rust is generally recognized as a safe, reliable and sustainable language that is trusted by individuals, organizations and governments. Rust's global adoption rate is growing rapidly, with the number of users tripled to 2.5 million in the past three years alone, making it the developer's "favorite" language for six consecutive years. Rebecca also bluntly said that the open source software foundation is facing many difficulties, such as the use of open source by large companies far outweighs its contribution, companies generally free ride without giving back, maintainers cannot get corresponding remuneration, and the foundation is seriously lacking in resources to operate, etc. Open source needs more support.

Ren Xudong, chief open source liaison officer of Huawei, director of the CNCF Foundation, and vice chairman of the Open Source Security Committee, believes that large technology companies have become the main force of open source, and the Matthew effect of open source is being further strengthened. How to control open source intelligent tools will be the main factor that will make the biggest difference between developers and companies in the future. In Huawei, open source is the result of strategy and business drive. On the one hand, Huawei continues open source innovation, practices sustainable open source, and promotes the prosperity of the open source ecosystem. On the other hand, Huawei open source enables industrial upgrading and accelerates the advent of the intelligent world.

Guo Zhenyu, vice president of Tencent Cloud and chairman of the OpenCloudOS Technical Committee, Geng Hang, deputy secretary-general of the OpenCloudOS community and head of operations of the Mulan open source community, talked about the open source road of Tencent's operating system. They believe that the operating system has ushered in several major development trends: cloud-native and lightweight trends are irreversible; a variety of flowers bloom, each has its own strengths, and a pan-operating system ecology is gradually formed; cost reduction and efficiency increase, and the concept of energy saving and carbon reduction has become the mainstream.

Ren Daoyuan, Global Head of Engineering and Ecology of VMware Research and Innovation Division and General Manager of VMware China R&D Center, delivered a speech titled "Multi-Cloud Artificial Intelligence-New Generation of Open Source Innovation". He believes that open source is the "universal language" of modern applications and multi-cloud architectures "Many surveys have shown that companies that choose multi-cloud need to run standard software anywhere, and open source software can meet these needs. At the same time, open source is also an important catalyst for today's software technology solutions, and  100% of VMware's products contain open source technologies. VMware is actively participating in and contributing to open source. A series of artificial intelligence and cloud-related open source projects such as Harbor and Narrows all come from VMware.

Jiang Ning, director of the Apache Software Foundation and chief open source evangelist of ByteDance, talked about ByteDance's open source road. He mentioned that ByteDance's open source road has gone through three stages, from use to participation, to active open source. The focus of attention is different at different stages, and ByteDance has correspondingly started the construction of open source compliance governance, open source culture cultivation and education, and open source sustainable strategy. Jiang Ning also said that ByteDance values ​​the long-term value of participating in open source, has always been open and encouraging open source, and hopes to achieve ecological prosperity with global partners.

Qian Ling, Chief Expert of China Mobile Group, General Manager of Technology Department and Innovation Center of China Mobile Cloud Competence Center, Senior Engineer Qian Ling said that open source software has gradually become a mainstream open source technology in the fields of cloud computing and big data, and has become an indispensable part of mobile cloud . The current development model of Mobile Cloud is a mixed-source development model (self-developed, open source, and third-party). Selecting a good open source project and using open source can quickly complete the mobile cloud product architecture design, shorten the R&D cycle, and control startup costs. Mobile Cloud has successively open sourced three of its own products, Lakehouse, HaloE, and He3DB.

ChatGPT sparks discussions about AIGC technology in 2023. Under the auspices of Shan Zhihao, Chairman of Tencent Open Source Alliance and Secretary-General of OpenCloudOS Community, Ibrahim Haddad, Executive Director of LF AI & Data Foundation, Executive Director of PyTorch Foundation, Star Jue, Founder and CEO of Zilliz, Senior Senior Engineer of NVIDIA Engineering and Solutions Lai Junjie, director, and Zuo Ruiwen, vice president of technology at Unity China, discussed how AIGC technology can reshape the Internet field and global society.

Open source security has also become a focus topic in recent years. A roundtable on "Open Source Software Supply Chain Security and Trust" was specially set up at this summit. The guests discussed the relationship between SBOM, SLSA and Sigstore and the future of software engineering on this topic. Roundtable guests include Yang Xuan, vice president of the Asia-Pacific region of the Linux Foundation, Cui Jinguo, director of open source industry development at Huawei, Zhang Junxia, ​​director and senior engineer of the Industrial Development Research Department of the Intellectual Property and Innovation Development Center of the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, and senior technical director of IBM, application security, software Harris Hui, Chief Architect of Supply Chain, ZTE Open Source Compliance & Security Governance Director, ECPOC Xiang Shuming, and Zhou Jieming, Chief Technologist of Open Source China DevSecOps.

In order to better communicate and interact with developers, GOTC 2023 also set up a special exhibition hall. Enterprises or open source communities such as Huawei, ByteDance, Gitee, SDV Auto Software Open Source Alliance will fully demonstrate the excellent performance of their open source products at the venue. and rich examples. In addition, this summit specially set up the Zhangjiang Digital Chain Metaverse Interactive Exhibition Area, and more than 30 open source communities "set up stalls" in the exhibition hall, creating an open source market for developers.

On May 28th, there will be 17 sub-forums to be held. Participants will discuss popular technical topics such as metaverse, 3D and games, eBPF, Web3.0, blockchain, as well as open source communities, AIGC, Hot topics such as automotive software, AI programming, open source education and training, cloud native, etc., discuss the future of open source and help open source development.


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