November 5, 2015

Linux Foundation Throws Its Weight Behind Open APIs

 After bringing together disparate container work under the twin umbrellas of the Open Container Initiative and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, the Linux Foundation has set its sights on a new frontier: The API economy.

The goal of the Open API Initiative (OAI) is to build on top of the Swagger specification, a description system that makes APIs autodiscoverable and self-documenting, to create "a vendor neutral, portable, and open specification for providing metadata for RESTful APIs," according to the Linux Foundation. In plainer language, it's an attempt to make APIs easier to find, know about, and leverage.

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