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

By February 23, 2016Blog

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 the group:

  • Apiary: creators of API design and collaboration tools that recently announced support for Swagger / OpenAPI Spec.
  • Atlassian: the people behind JIRA, Confluence, HipChat, Bamboo, etc.

If your organisation is interested in joining the OAI to support the evolution and proliferation of the OpenAPI Specification then please have a look at https://openapis.org/join for details on how to do so.

Initial TDC Memberships and process finalized

The initial members of the Technical Developer Community driving the OpenAPI Specification have been decided on;

This list of contributors is maintained at on GitHub in line with the OAI charter.

The process for the evolution of the specification has been published by the TDC at https://github.com/OAI/OpenAPI-Specification/blob/OpenAPI.next/DEVELOPMENT.md

OpenAPI Spec 3.0 work progresses

Work on the next major iteration of the specification has started, and discussions on various features/improvements are in progress on corresponding issues at GitHub. If you’re interested in getting informed or involved here are a couple of links to point you in the right direction:

OAI represented at events

The OAI will be represented by our members at two upcoming OW2 events in Europe:

The OAI is currently evaluating it’s possibilities to participate in upcoming API-related events around the globe; if you’re organising an event where you would like the OAI to be represented or if you’re interested in organising a local OAI/OpenAPISpec meetup that the OAI can sponsor – please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Other ongoing activities

  • We have assigned an internal workgroup to provide guidelines on usage of the OAI logo and mark – these will be published on our website.
  • The OpenAPI Specification now has a twitter account at https://twitter.com/openapispec – follow it to get notified of both OAI and OpenAPI-Spec related news.

That’s it for now – please don’t hestitate to get in touch with the TDC on GitHub if you’re interested in participating in the technical discussions around the OpenAPI Specification – or with the OAI members via our contact form if you have general inquiries – we look forward to hearing from you.

/Ole Lensmar
@olensmar