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ReadMe, API Documentation Hub, Joins OpenAPI Initiative

By December 9, 2021Blog

The OpenAPI Initiative, the consortium of forward-looking industry experts focused on evolving and implementing the OpenAPI Specification (OAS), is announcing today that ReadMe has joined as a new member. 

With ReadMe, teams create interactive developer hubs that help users learn, build, and debug API issues. Access to real-time API request history can improve developer support and visibility into how APIs are being used to prioritize improvements. 

Backed by Accel, ReadMe supports developer hubs for more than 10,000 API teams like Notion, Scale AI, Lyft, and Intercom. 

Focus on Easier to Use APIs

“ReadMe’s mission is to make documentation and APIs better for everybody. The goal of making every API easier and more fun to use guides everything we do — from big product updates like our recent API Reference redesign or ReadMe Recipes to little details like code samples generated by the api SDK and schema-based tooltips,” said Gregory Koberger, ReadMe Founder and CEO. “The OpenAPI Specification has helped us better understand the complexity of APIs, so we can better abstract that complexity away for our customers. We’re looking forward to bringing our perspective on developer experience to the group!”

Supporting OpenAPI v3.1

Along with joining the OAI, today ReadMe is announcing full upload support for OpenAPI v3.1. After uploading an OpenAPI 3.1 file in ReadMe, users can take advantage of a growing set of OpenAPI functionality in their API Reference, including recently added support for tag and callback objects.

If you’d like to contact ReadMe directly, send email to or on Twitter at @readme.

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About the OpenAPI Initiative

The OpenAPI Initiative (OAI) was created by a consortium of forward-looking industry experts who recognize the immense value of standardizing on how APIs are described. As an open governance structure under the Linux Foundation, the OAI is focused on creating, evolving and promoting a vendor neutral description format. The OpenAPI Specification was originally based on the Swagger Specification, donated by SmartBear Software. To get involved with the OpenAPI Initiative, please visit

About Linux Foundation

Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation is supported by more than 1,000 members and is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, open standards, open data, and open hardware. Linux Foundation projects like Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js and more are considered critical to the development of the world’s most important infrastructure. Its development methodology leverages established best practices and addresses the needs of contributors, users and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit us at