October 8, 2018 in Blog

The OpenAPI Initiative’s Technical Steering Committee Releases OASv3.0.2

The members of the OpenAPI Initiative Technical Steering Committee have announced the latest release of OpenAPI Specification 3.0.2. Note: This release is a patch release and none of these modifications…
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September 17, 2018 in Announcement, Blog

The Blue Button API Will Be At APIStrat In Nashville Next Week

APIs are pushing forward the conversation in almost every business sector today, but one of the more important areas we are seeing across the landscape is coming out of the…
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September 14, 2018 in Blog

The Top Reasons to Attend the API Conference of the Year

The API Strategy & Practice Conference, known as APIStrat, is a conference focused on the API economy, and brings together experts, leaders, and members of the community to discuss what…
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September 13, 2018 in Blog

Advanced OpenAPI Specification Technical Overview/Workshop at APIStrat 2018

Please join us for an advanced hands-on workshop on OpenAPI 3.0. Be sure to bring your own laptop to participate. This will be an OpenAPI Specification Technical Overview/Workshop. A hands-on…
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September 13, 2018 in Blog

Intro Level OpenAPI Specification Technical Overview/Workshop at APIStrat 2018

Please join us for a hands-on workshop on OpenAPI 3.0 at APIStrat 2018 in Nashville on Sept. 24. You can drop-in for this session only or stay for the advanced…
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September 12, 2018 in Blog

Delivering Developer Tools at Scale: Microsoft Azure & Oracle Cloud Perspectives

With APIStrat coming up in just under two weeks, I have been focusing on how the power of open source technologies can bridge disparate programming languages, and how the emergence…
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August 28, 2018 in Blog

Convincing Your Boss to Send You to APIStrat

At API Strategy and Practice – better known as APIStrat – *brings together everyone – from the API curious to today’s leaders – to discuss opportunities and challenges in the…
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August 24, 2018 in Blog

Something for Everyone at APIStrat 2018

APIStrat 2018 is just a month away and I could not be more excited for the lineup we have this year! The program committee did another exceptional job in bringing…
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August 14, 2018 in Blog

eBay Provides OpenAPI Specification (OAS) for All its RESTful Public APIs

Today, eBay announced that they are leveraging the OpenAPI Specification (OAS) for all of its RESTful public APIs. With OpenAPI, developers can download an eBay OpenAPI contract, generate code and…
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August 3, 2018 in Blog

Join Jenn Schiffer at APIStrat 2018

Join the OpenAPI Initiative and hundreds of API developers, strategist and thought leaders for APIStrat 2018 on Sept. 24-26 in Music City. APIStrat brings together everyone – from the API…
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August 3, 2018 in Blog

Join Cristiano Betts at APIStrat 2018

Join the OpenAPI Initiative and hundreds of API developers, strategist and thought leaders for APIStrat 2018 on Sept. 24-26 in Music City. APIStrat brings together everyone – from the API…
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August 3, 2018 in Blog

Join Virginia Eubanks at APIStrat 2018

Join the OpenAPI Initiative and hundreds of API developers, strategist and thought leaders for APIStrat 2018 on Sept. 24-26 in Music City. APIStrat brings together everyone – from the API…
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August 3, 2018 in Blog

Join Kate O’Neill at APIStrat 2018

Join the OpenAPI Initiative and hundreds of API developers, strategist and thought leaders for APIStrat 2018 on Sept. 24-26 in Music City. APIStrat brings together everyone – from the API…
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August 2, 2018 in Blog, Events

The First Batch Of APIStrat 2018 Nashville Keynotes Are Up

We recently published the schedule for APIStrat 2018 in Nashville, TN, and now we've published the first batch of keynote speakers for the event. We are pretty excited regarding the…
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June 8, 2018 in Blog, Events

We Are Extending The APIStrat Call For Papers Until Sunday At Midnight

We have gotten the usual rush of last minute folks worried if they'll make the deadline for submitting their talk for APIStrat in Nashville, TN this September. We fully understand…
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June 1, 2018 in Blog

Only One Week Left To Submit Your Talk For APIStrat In Nashville

We are fast approaching the CFP deadline for APIStrat in Nashville, TN. The CFP form will close next Friday, June 8, 2018 at 11:59 PM PST, leaving a little over…
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May 31, 2018 in Announcement, Blog

A Shout Out to the APIStrat Steering and Program Committees

We are getting ready to close the APIStrat call for papers next week and we wanted to take a moment to give a shout out to the amazing lineup we've…
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May 14, 2018 in Blog

Stoplight ❤️ the OpenAPI Initiative

The OpenAPI Initiative is proud announce our partnership with Stoplight as a part of the latest class of new members. In 2015, Stoplight took notice of the gathering community and…
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May 9, 2018 in Blog

Assertible Joins the OpenAPI Initiative

We're proud to announce that Assertible - API and website performance testing and uptime monitoring company - as the latest member to join to OpenAPI Initiative. Assertible enables businesses of…
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February 16, 2018 in Blog

OpenAPI Initiative Community Day Schedule at IBM INDEX

Schedule PHASE I - Intro - 9-10:30 9-9:15 Welcome 9:15-9:30 Intros 9:30-10:30 Ron Ratovsky Intro OAS New features OASv3 Future features Questions PHASE II - Lightning talks -10:30-11:30 10:30-11:00/11:30 Using…
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February 5, 2018 in Blog

OpenAPI Initiative to Host Community Day as part of IBM INDEX 2018 DayZero

The Open API Initiative is partnering with founding member IBM to host a half day of OpenAPI Spec events at the 2018 IBM INDEX developer conference taking place Feb. 20-22.…
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November 30, 2017 in Blog

aapi, API Management Provider, Joins the Open API Initiative

API management provider aapi joins as the 30th member of the Open API Initiative to coincide with the debut of their API portal announced on Nov. 28. “APIs are reforming…
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November 7, 2017 in Blog

Open API Initiative Welcomes API Testing and Monitoring Company API Fortress as its Newest Member

The Open API Initiative is pleased to welcome API Fortress, an automated API testing and monitoring platform, as the latest company to join the OAI. "A major part of validating…
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October 26, 2017 in Blog

IBM is a Platinum Sponsor at API Strategy & Practice Conference

The API Strategy & Practice Conference is approaching - it’s taking place in Portland on Oct 31- Nov 2. I’m thrilled to get to go to another API Strategy conference,…
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October 19, 2017 in Announcement, Uncategorized

Open API Initiative to Present at the Open Source Summit Europe

IBM and SmartBear, two founding members of the Open API Initiative will join SAP, one of our newest members, on stage at the Open Source Summit - Europe for a…
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October 19, 2017 in Blog

Fostering Ecosystem-Driven Innovation, The OAI Welcomes SAP as a New Member

The Open API Initiative (OAI) project is pleased to announce that SAP has joined as our newest member. The OAI community is working to establish an open source foundation for…
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September 26, 2017 in Blog

Three common scenarios for leveraging the OpenAPI Specification

This article is a short preview of the forthcoming talk “Designing APIs with the OpenAPI Specification” to be delivered at Codemotion conference, Madrid, Spain on November, 24th. We, as developers,…
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September 6, 2017 in Blog

Scale an OpenAPI based web API with Google Cloud Endpoints

With the recent announcement of OpenAPI Specification v3, it’s the right moment to pause and think for a moment about the benefits of using an API contract to describe your…
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August 17, 2017 in Blog

eBay Joins the Open API Initiative

The partnership makes it easier for eBay developers to integrate with our RESTful public APIs and evolve their buying and selling experiences on our platforms. For more than 20 years,…
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July 26, 2017 in Blog

The OAI Announces the OpenAPI Specification 3.0.0

The Open API Initiative (OAI), a Linux Foundation project created to advance API technology, announced the 3.0.0 release of the OpenAPI Specification. The OAI provides a foundation for developing interoperability…
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June 18, 2017 in Blog

One Last Call for Comments, so Finish Your Issue or PR

With this blog post, we open a two-week last call for comments period for the OpenAPI Specification v3. As mentioned last month, the OpenAPI Specification v3 is now entering a…
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June 9, 2017 in Blog

Financial Services Provider Finxact Joins Open API Initiative

This week Finxact announced it has become an official member to the Open API Initiative. Finxact collaborates with the banking industry on an Open Banking API. Finxact is building upon the…
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June 7, 2017 in Blog

RepreZen Joins the Open API Initiative, Announces Early OAS 3.0 Tool Support

The OpenAPI Specification (OAS) version 2.0, formerly known as the Swagger specification, is the current industry standard for API descriptions, supported by thousands of open source projects and all major…
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May 25, 2017 in Blog

The Open API Initiative Is Sending You a Save the Date Card

We’re getting close to OpenAPI Spec v3.0.0 final. If you’ve been waiting to start kicking the tires on the OpenAPI Specification (OAS) v3.0.0 (f.k.a. Swagger), now is the time to…
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May 2, 2017 in Blog

Competitors Join OAI to Lead Convergence of API Landscape

With the recent addition of Mulesoft — founders of RAML; joining Apiary — founders of API Blueprint; and SmartBear — stewards of Swagger, each as  members of the Open API Initiative,…
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April 13, 2017 in Blog

The Open API Initiative and the Linux Foundation to Produce APIStrat 17

The Open API Initiative along with 3scale by Red Hat and the API Evangelist are pleased to announce that APIStrat has become a Linux Foundation event. The API Strategy & Practice Conference…
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March 9, 2017 in Blog, Presentations, Uncategorized

API Craft SF Meetup: Open API Specification 3.0

Check out the deck from the 3/9 APICraft SF Meetup OAS 3.0! Everything you wanted to know about what made it into the new version of the spec (and maybe…
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March 8, 2017 in Presentations

API Design and What’s new with Open API? (Google Cloud Next ’17)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lBMQteMd6Y In this video, hear what's new with the Open API Specification (OAS) -- the vendor-neutral, portable, and open specification for providing technical metadata for REST APIs as well as…
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March 1, 2017 in Blog

Open API Initiative Announces Release of the OpenAPI Spec v3 Implementer’s Draft

About a month ago, we committed to pushing out the first Implementer’s Draft of OpenAPI Specification (OAS), and now it’s arrived! Following our official versioning scheme, this version is known…
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January 24, 2017 in Blog

A New Year, a New Specification

It has been an exciting journey, and we're happy to announce that the OpenAPI Specification version 3.0 is coming into view! Image from the most recent Meeting of the Open…
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January 23, 2017 in Blog

Join the Open API Initiative LinkedIn Group

As we begin to roll out the latest version of the OpenAPI Specification, stay up to date on developments, Meetups, events and job opportunities on the OpenAPI Spec LinkedIn Group.…
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November 29, 2016 in Presentations

OpenAPI Trek (API Days London 2016)

  Arnaud Lauret (aka the API Handyman) of AXA Banque This talk, OpenAPI Trek, aims to explain what is the OpenAPI specification and how it can be extensively used throughout…
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November 28, 2016 in Presentations

OpenAPI Trek Beyond API Documentation (APISTRAT 2016)

View Presentation: https://apihandyman.io/openapi-trek-beyond-api-documentation-api-strat-2016/
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November 19, 2016 in Presentations

OpenAPI Trek Into Fastness (Nordic APIs Summit 2016)

View Presentation: https://apihandyman.io/openapi-trek-into-fastness-nordic-apis-summit-2016/
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November 18, 2016 in Presentations

Open API Initiative Meetup: Atlassian | Microsoft | Google (Meetup)

View Presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6V6oc6Ecjw
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November 18, 2016 in Blog

Denver-Based Cloud Elements Latest Member to Join Open API Initiative

The Open API Initiative is pleased to welcome Cloud Elements, a unified platform for API integration and management out of Denver Colorado as the latest company to join the OAI.…
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November 17, 2016 in Blog

TDC: Documentation, explaining the 3.0 spec part 5

With the version 3.0 of the OpenAPI Specification nearing a beta candidate, this series of posts is meant to provide insight into what is changing and how from the perspective…
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November 14, 2016 in Blog

TDC: Protocol and Payload, explaining the 3.0 spec part 4

With the version 3.0 of the OpenAPI Specification nearing a beta candidate, this series of posts is meant to provide insight into what is changing and how from the perspective…
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November 1, 2016 in Blog

OpenAPI Spec at APISTRAT 2016

The Open API Initiative (OAI) is focused on creating, evolving and promoting a vendor neutral API Description Format based on the Swagger Specification. As an open source project under the…
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October 25, 2016 in Blog

Join us for the OpenAPI Spec Workshop

The Open API Initiative and Capital One are co-hosting a OpenAPI Spec Crash Course as part of the 2016 APISTRAT Conference. Register here. Part I: Introduction to the Open API…
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October 14, 2016 in Blog

Request Parameters: Explaining the 3.0 spec, part 3

With the version 3.0 of the OpenAPI Specification nearing a beta candidate, this series of posts is meant to provide insight into what is changing and how from the perspective…
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October 3, 2016 in Blog

TDC: Structural Improvements: explaining the 3.0 spec, part 2

With the version 3.0 of the OpenAPI Specification nearing a beta candidate, this series of posts is meant to provide insight into what is changing and how. The first post…
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September 26, 2016 in Blog

Open API Initiative, 9 Months and Counting – OAI Meetup 2016-09-15

At the OAI Meetup on Sept 15, Jeff Borek of IBM took the audience on the journey the Open API Iniative has taken over the last 9 months. Starting with a…
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September 19, 2016 in Blog

OpenAPI Spec at Google – OAI Meetup 2016-09-15

Before the precursor to the OpenAPI Spec - the Swagger Specification - was created in 2010, Google had already published 150 public APIs, leveraged by hundreds of thousands of developers…
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September 19, 2016 in Blog

Zipping through the OpenAPI with Capital One – OAI Meetup 2016-09-15

Statically defined processing in your API stack is so last year. Learn about the the new and interesting ways Capital One is using the OpenAPI Specification to enable more flexible…
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August 1, 2016 in Blog

Open API Initiative: Six months and counting (Recording)

Watch a recording of IBM developerWorks Open where OAI Board member Jeff Borek (@jeffborek) moderates a discussion with fellow OAI members Capital One's Dennis Brennan (@dennis_brennan), Apigee's Marsh Gardiner (@earth2marsh) and Tony Tam…
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July 27, 2016 in Presentations

The Open API Initiative: 6 Months and Counting (IBM developerWorks Open)

View Presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeNskbyoe3w&t=144s
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July 11, 2016 in Blog

You Can Get Involved in Creating the OpenAPI Specification, And Here’s How

How is the OpenAPI Specification evolving? What's the process? How can you get involved? Today we'll try to answer those questions and shine a light on: The Technical Developer Community,…
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June 17, 2016 in Blog

Gluecon Wrap up: Living Up to the Hype for a First-Timer

Last year, I was disappointed to miss out on Gluecon. My colleagues spoke very highly of it -- informative, state-of-the-art, and very non-commercial. I was glad that it worked with…
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May 18, 2016 in Blog

Gluecon Pass Giveaway!

Gluecon is just around the corner, and the Open API Initiative is giving a way a free pass. To qualify: Find any open source project that refers to Swagger Specification*…
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May 11, 2016 in Blog

gRPC with REST and OpenAPI Specification

Our guest post today comes from Brandon Phillips of CoreOS. CoreOS builds open source projects and products for Linux Containers. Their flagship products for consensus and discovery (etcd) and their…
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March 28, 2016 in Blog

State of the Project Update with Jeff Borek at the 2016 Collaboration Summit

The Linux Foundation asked me to do a lighting talk at the Linux Collab Summit at Lake Tahoe earlier this year. I was pleased to speak on behalf of The…
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February 24, 2016 in News

Developers: APIs are crucial to business, but tough to get right

A survey of API developers claims security, customer satisfaction, and speed of deployment are among the biggest challenges APIs matter, big time, and not offering an API deprives your software…
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February 23, 2016 in Blog

OAI Update – new members, OpenAPI Spec 3.0 progress, and more!

Here comes a quick update on the ongoings within the OAI: New Members There is an ongoing interest in joining the OAI and we are thrilled to welcome two new members to…
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February 18, 2016 in News

Developer.aero adopts new Open API Definition Format via 3Scale Platform

We are delighted to be associated with the latest global API standards initiative which is being driven by a new organization, the OAI (Open API Initiative). This non profit organisation…
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January 9, 2016 in Blog

Next steps for the OAI – an exciting 2016 looms ahead!

Amidst the general ongoing end-of-year activities, the OAI has been busy getting all the initial pieces into place for 2016. The meetings we’ve had within the group during last December…
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January 7, 2016 in News

Interview with Tony Tam on the Open API Initiative and Latest Swagger News

After the Linux Foundation announced the formation of the Open API Initiative (OAI) in the beginning of November with an impressive list of founding members, API developers had questions about…
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November 10, 2015 in News

Open Source Projects Further RESTful API-Based Development

Open source projects are emerging to further software development practices based on RESTful APIs, which are becoming more instrumental in providing app back-end services and other functionality. To establish standards…
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November 5, 2015 in News

IBM collaborates with Yes Bank, Bian to promote the API economy

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced API Harmony an intelligent cloud-based API matchmaking technology for developers as part of a series of technology, product and services announcements to advance the growing…
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November 5, 2015 in News

New Collaborative Project to Extend Swagger Specification for Building Connected Applications and Services

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 5, 2015) - The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today is announcing the Open API…
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November 5, 2015 in News

SmartBear Launches Open API Initiative with Key Industry Leaders including Google, IBM and Microsoft

New Initiative under The Linux Foundation to Create Open Approach to Governing the Evolution of Swagger Specification SmartBear Software, the leader in software quality tools for the connected world, has…
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November 5, 2015 in Announcement

New Collaborative Project to Extend Swagger Specification for Building Connected Applications and Services

The Linux Foundation will host new Open API Initiative with initial contributions from SmartBear and founding members 3Scale, Apigee, Capital One, Google, IBM, Intuit, Microsoft, PayPal and Restlet SAN FRANCISCO, November 5,…
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