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


OX software will foster interoperability between personal data stores, and enable organizations to achieve secure data federations. 

March 31, 2011 — San Antonio, Texas 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 http://openxdi-wiki.gluu.info The code for much of the core API has already been completed, as well as the initial documentation.

About Gluu 

Gluu is a Texas based startup offering cloud identity software and services. The company’s flagship product, the Gluu Virtual Identity Appliance, is a solution that enables organizations to manage trust with websites. Visit http://www.gluu.org to find out more or to arrange for a 45-day free trial. 

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