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As a non-profit organisation, the International Data Spaces Association has set itself the goal of creating a standard for data sovereignty in data spaces. But what do I as a company gain from getting involved in the International Data Spaces Association?
Prof. Dr. Boris Otto describes the "magic triangle" of the International Data Spaces Association IDSA in his latest vlog:
1. The specification: The description of the software architecture for sovereign data spaces (reference architecture model RAM and technical specifications for individual components).
2. The open source community: Everyone is invited to participate in the further development of IDS components (GitHub repository). An example of such a project is the Eclipse Dataspace Connector.
3. The certification: Since anyone can contribute to IDS components, there must also be testing and certification of solutions. This is done through a certification and compliance testing process (Testbed on GitHub).
Based on these building blocks, software providers can enrich their offerings with data sovereignty components and certify them accordingly - an attractive competitive advantage. Users can introduce their requirements as components into the architecture (design option). As a founding member of the IDSA, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft sees it as its mission to bring this triangle to life. It therefore supports the networking of initiatives of the same direction, e.g. by founding the Data Spaces Business Alliance from IDSA, Gaia-X AISBL, Big Data Value Association and Fiware.