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OpenAPI Welcomes New Member Optic

By May 4, 2022Blog

The OpenAPI Initiative, the consortium of forward-looking industry experts focused on evolving and implementing the OpenAPI Specifications (OAS), is welcoming Optic as a new member!

Optic’s open source tools help make the OpenAPI Specification and API-first practices adoptable. Keeping up-to-date OpenAPI descriptions is an important part of any API-first workflow and Optic’s tools are intended to make it easy for every developer to work with OpenAPI without having to write it manually. 

“Optic has been one of the most popular open source tools for maintaining accurate API docs. We always had our own spec under the hood, but some of our largest customers and most influential community members started a project to adopt OpenAPI,” said Aidan Cunniffe, CEO and Founder, Optic. “Coming home to OpenAPI has been really great, and we’re excited to take all the learnings and use them to make OpenAPI more adoptable for teams.”

Once teams are planning and tracking their API changes in OpenAPI, they are well on their way to working API-first. Optic’s API Review tool (in beta) can plug into Pull Requests and CI and shows Code Reviewers the API changes under consideration and their impact. Teams can set up CI to test API changes against their company’s API guidelines. This helps developers think about the impact of problematic changes before they get deployed to consumers. 

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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