13 Questions for Gaia-X & GXFS

More and more companies and teams across Europe are joining the initiative. The first pilot projects are underway. But the complexity also gives rise to a lot of questions. Insider Emma Wehrwein from eco – Association of the Internet Industry answers some frequently asked questions in an interview.

What is Gaia-X?

Gaia-X is a new, fair, evolving open-source data ecosystem that promotes open innovation through sovereign data sharing based on trust between all involved actors. Rooted in European federalist and democratic traditions, Gaia-X is based on values including openness, fairness, privacy, security and transparency. Welcome, to the Gaia-X Community! Read more

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Introducing the Gaia-X Federation Services (GXFS)

The Gaia-X Federation Services (GXFS) represent the minimum technical requirements necessary to set up and operate a cloud-based self-sovereign data infrastructure ecosystem. On the basis of technical specifications, services based on open-source code are being developed. They will then be developed into operational services and continuously improved by the Gaia-X Community. Read more

About GXFS-DE

GXFS-DE is the project name of an initiative funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, based on a decision by the German Parliament. It has been established to kickstart the development of Gaia-X Federation Services as specified in a joint community process. The resulting specifications and open-source code out of this funded project are in ownership of the Gaia-X European Association for Data and Cloud AISBL – Brussels, Belgium.

The eco Association of the Internet Industry, with its Head Office in Cologne, Germany, acts as a procurer to coordinate the specification work and to award the contractors for the implementation, based on an open EU-wide tender process.

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