The openMDM dev team has finished its most recent sprint. The internal release 0.7 is now available for download. More information is available in https://dev.eclipse.org/mhonarc/lists/mdmbl-dev/msg00055.html. During the sprint the team has elected Angelika Wittek and Alexander Nehmer as new committers to join the development team.
Development work has begun in the Eclipse mdmbl Version 0.7 sprint. Four developers from the openMDM working group have been assigned to the sprint which will run until July 21st.
You can follow the team's design decisions on the mdmbl-dev mailing list and find out more about the new features on Eclipse Bugzilla. For details, including the initial bugs assigned, read the post from Angelika Wittek. To contribute, contact the team through the mdmbl-dev mailinglist.
On Wednesday 21, 2017 Dr. dietmar Rapf of science + computing AG will present the openMDM roadmap at the openMDM at the Automotive Testing 2017 Open Technology Forum ins Stuttgart.
Dr. Rapf, one of the founding members of the openMDM working group and member of the steering committee will discuss vision, mission, current status and the future roadmap of the openMDM working group and the related Eclipse projects.
If you happen to be at the conference and want to know more about openMDM, please feel free to get in touch with Dr. Rapf!
openMDM is a measured data management framework that is developed by the major German car companies as open source under the Eclipse public license. Using openMDM one is able to manage the whole measurement process from measurement planning to data storage and analysis of the results.
Dr Dietmar Rapf gives an overview of the current state of the openMDM development. He demonstrates the current state of the web-based openMDM 5.x client, and focuses on the roadmap for the next versions. A view of the connection of openMDM to ASAM ODS and big data technologies is given.
As of April 1, 2017 Bridging IT GmbH has become a Service Provider Member of the openMDM Working Group.
BridgingIT is an IT-consulting company with a broad portfolio of services, which spans from consulting and concept development up to implementation and operational support, including innovation and project management. It employs over 500 employees in 12 locations in Germany and Switzerland. BridgingIT provides services for a wide array of sectors, energy, mobility and retail, among others.
Please join me in welcoming Bridging IT in our community!
On Feb. 19. Dr. Dietmar Rapf, science + computing ag presented at the Annual Advanced Automotive Diagnostics Systems Summit  in Stuttgart the motivation of OEMs for implementing a measured data management system as an open source software. He depicted the history and the functionalities of ASAM ODS and openMDM®, the motivation for relaunching openMDM® in the context of an eclipse working group and gave an overview on the current status. The talk was a great success leading to intensive discussion with the small but very interested audiance. The slides can be found here: 
The 23rd forum on Simulation in the automotive industry took place in Munich, hosted by the company Knorr-Bremse (http://www.knorr-bremse.de). Representants of automotive manufacturers as well as their industrial partners were present. On request of the chair of the forum, an overview about the open source strategy implemented by the openMDM® Eclipse working group was given and discussed (see attachment)."
Audi AG, BMW Group and Daimler AG are the driving forces behind open source measurement data management
Ingolstadt, July 25, 2014 – Automotive manufacturers AUDI AG, BMW Group and Daimler AG together launched an initiative within the openMDM Working Group under the Eclipse Foundation (www.eclipse.org), which aims to promote the development and distribution of open source tools for measurement data management based on the ASAM ODS standard (www.asam.net). Other founding members are the software companies GIGATRONIK GmbH, science + computing ag, Canoo Engineering AG, HighQSoft GmbH and Peak Solution GmbH.
In the automotive industry, verification procedures during product development create an ever growing volume and diversity of data. To ensure that data is interpreted and compared correctly at all times, even from a different location or at different times, test data from different test systems needs to be documented vendor-independently and with descriptive information (referred to as metadata). The industry-wide established format for this is the "Open Data Service (ODS)" standard of the "Association for Standardisation of Automation and Measuring Systems (ASAM)", in short ASAM ODS.
In recent years, an open community of about 30 vehicle manufacturers, suppli-ers and service providers established the modular method and software system openMDM for the quick and cost-effective creation of ASAM ODS based solutions on the basis of existing software, configurations and administration. The establishment of the openMDM Eclipse Working Group (openmdm.org) created a new organizational framework which makes it possible to push improvements and the international distribution of openMDM more intensively.
The openMDM Working Group helps channel the diverse requirements for openMDM better, making it possible to initiate, plan and jointly fund Eclipse open source projects for new developments and improvements, as well as to maintain openMDM software components. Additionally, processes exist for quality assurance and configuration and version management of openMDM software components.
Various bodies coordinate the work done by the openMDM Working Group. The tasks and responsibilities of these bodies and their consisting of openMDM Working Group members is set down in the openMDM Working Group Charter. This also stipulates that there is one representative of the ASAM e.V. board in the Steering Committee of the openMDM Working Group.
The "Driver Members" of the Working Group, in particular, see openMDM as a strategic platform for the implementation of applications in the area of test and measurement data management. This is why they are personally invested in maintaining the openMDM Working Group permanently. The current "Driver Members" are AUDI AG, die BMW Group and Daimler AG.
The Eclipse openMDM Working Group is of course open to other vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and service providers at any time. Throughout the sector, further renowned companies from all over the world have already expressed an interest in becoming a member of the openMDM Working Group.
The first concrete Eclipse Open Source project has already started: Based on the new openMDM 5 architecture, joint work is being done to further develop the openMDM core system as well as the software components for front-end web technologies and rich clients.