Linux Foundation Launches Open API Initiative

The Linux Foundation has announced plans for an Open API Initiative (OAI), which will extend the existing Swagger specification for open APIs. “Swagger is considered one of the most popular frameworks for building APIs. When an open source project reaches this level of maturity, it just can’t be managed by one company, organization or developer,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. “The Open API Initiative will extend this technology to advance connected application development through open standards.”

Other founding members of the OAI include 3Scale, Apigee, Capital One, Google, IBM, Intuit, Microsoft, PayPal, Restlet and SmartBear.

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