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OpenSocial Foundation becomes OW2 Consortium Associate Member, Announces Availability of OpenSocial 2.5 Specification

December 2, 2012

Both non-profit organizations to work more closely together for the promotion of open standards for cloud computing applications.

OW2con’12, Paris, France (PRWEB) December 01, 2012

OpenSocial Foundation, the industry recognized standards body, dedicated to advancing the social web through community innovation and open source, and OW2, the independent industry community dedicated to developing open source code infrastructure, announced today at OW2con’12 that OpenSocial is becoming an associate member of OW2.

This formal relationship brings two market-leading open foundations together, bringing the message of social cloud middleware to a larger worldwide market. The OW2 community and the OpenSocial and Apache Rave communities will work together to define and build the next generation open, standards based, social platform that will facilitate the move away from legacy portal systems and towards social systems of engagement

OpenSocial Foundation is a Platinum sponsor and exhibitor at this year´s OW2Con, with foundation president Mark Weitzel keynoting today on how open standards and open source are driving social business.

“With the growth of cloud computing and SaaS delivered social business applications there is a great deal of synergy between OW2 and OpenSocial” and OW2 said OW2 CEO Cedric Thomas, “It only seemed natural to find ways to align our efforts more closely together he adds.”.

“The OpenSocial Foundation continues its commitment to reaching out across the industry to build a robust social business ecosystem. We are excited to work more closely with OW2 and its consortium members to further advance standard based social middleware.” said Mark Weitzel, President of the OpenSocial Foundation.

Announcement of OpenSocial 2.5 specification.

In addition, the OpenSocial Foundation announces today at OW2con’12 the general availability of version 2.5 of the OpenSocial specification. This release adds in new features that were previously in incubation, such as the Common Container, which formalizes the APIs for application lifecycle and management, as well as adds new capabilities such as the ability to introspect the services with an OpenSocial platform through a metadata API.

“OpenSocial provides the leading and most mature standards based component model for SaaS delivered social business applications.”, said Mark Weitzel, President of the OpenSocial Foundation “Version 2.5 continues to set the benchmark for community driven innovation and fosters interoperability, choice, consistency, innovation, and quality between social platforms and 3rd party applications.”

For a more complete list of the changes, see the full release notes at http://bit.ly/os25publishedspecissues, and you can download the full specification at http://docs.opensocial.org/display/OSD/Specs.

About OW2

Founded in January 2007, OW2 is an independent industry community dedicated to developing open source code infrastructure and to fostering a vibrant community and business ecosystem. The OW2 Consortium hosts some one hundred technology Projects, including ASM,Bonita, eXo Platform, Funambol, JOnAS, Joram, Orbeon Forms, PEtALS, SpagoBI and XWiki. More information at: http://www.ow2.org.

About OpenSocial

The OpenSocial Foundation, an industry recognized standards body, dedicated to advancing the social web through community innovation and open source. Established in 2008, the Foundation provides the leading and most mature standards based component model for SaaS delivered social business applications. Widely supported by a majority of leading consumer and enterprise social platforms, such as IBM, Jive, and SugarCRM, the OpenSocial specification fosters the development of a growing set of socially-aware off-the-shelf applications. Through open source projects such as Apache Rave and Shindig, it provides a well-defined way for 3rd party applications to richly interact with users directly in their activity stream. For more information, visit http://www.opensocial.org.

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