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Gluu Launches OpenXDI project to implement OASIS standard for semantic web stack

Michael Schwartz April 8, 2011

Gluu announced today the launch of the OpenXDI project (abbreviated OX) to develop open source software that implements the design of the OASIS XDI technical committee for XDI 3.0.

The roadmap for the project calls for the development of a core XDI Java library and several supporting XDI tools, including a core XDI API, messaging API, server implementation and client implementations. OX software will be licensed under the MIT open source license.

“My personal data is spread across the Internet, and held in the databases of many private and public organizations. XDI will empower me to cast a net around my personal data.” said Michael Schwartz, Founder of Gluu. “Many technologies have tried to solve this problem, but no other solution address all the requirements, including fine grain authorization, at Internet scale.”

“I am quite excited to see Gluu leading the development of a new open source XDI project,” said Drummond Reed, co-chair of the OASIS XDI Technical Committee. “Although the XDI specifications have had a long gestation period at OASIS, the need is now greater than ever for a ‘lingua franca’ for safe, interoperable exchange of data, particularly personal or private data that needs the protection and portability of XDI and XDI link contracts.”

The wiki for the OpenXDI project is The code for much of the core API has already been completed, as well as the initial documentation.

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Mike Schwartz

Mike has been an entrepreneur and identity specialist for more than two decades. He is the technical and business visionary behind Gluu. Mike is an application security expert and has been a featured speaker at RSA Conference, Gartner Catalyst, Cloud Identity Summity (now "Identiverse") and many other security conferences around the world.

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