Christopher Ferris

Christopher is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO Open Technology in the IBM Cloud  organization. He has been involved in the architecture, design, and engineering of distributed systems for most of his 36+ year career in IT and has been actively engaged in open standards and open source development since 1999. He has technical responsibility for IBM's strategic open source and standards initiatives, including OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, Hyperledger Project, Open Container Initiative, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Mesos, Node.js and Docker. He represents IBM on the Hyperledger Governance Board, is a Maintainer of the Hyperleger fabric project and is the twice elected chair of the Hyperledger Technical Steering Committee.

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Open Source Collaboration: The Power of No & Interoperability

It’s a common misconception that open source collaboration means saying YES to all ideas; however, the reality of successful projects is the opposite.

Hyperledger Member Summit 2016 Reflections

The Hyperledger Project held its first annual Member Summit at the Marriott by the Brooklyn Bridge this past Wednesday and Thursday. The Hyperledger Member Summit 2016...

Hyperledger Fabric Starter Kit

More and more people are becoming interested in the Hyperledger fabric project, and looking to “kick the tires” to see what it can do. In...

Swaggerizing the Hyperledger fabric

I’ve had this little utility in my bag-o-tricks for a while, but with Hyperledger gaining more, and more members and users, I felt that the...

Running Hyperledger Fabric Natively on Mac

It’s really, really hot and humid down here in sunny Florida. So, I got my tennis in early this weekend (it was still really hot!) and...

But, I’m not dead, yet!

A couple of weeks ago, Andy Updegrove, a prominent Legal Counsel in both the FOSS and open standards communities, wrote a post on his blog entitled:...

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Web Services Reliable Messaging reloaded

Find out what changed in the recently republished version of the Web Services Reliable Messaging…

Implementation strategies for WS-ReliableMessaging

This paper discusses considerations for realizing robustness, integrity, and performance required for reliable messaging implementations…