OpenAPI Initiative continues strong pace of membership growth; 45 current members include Atlassian, Bloomberg, eBay, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Postman, SAP, SmartBear, and many more
SAN FRANCISCO – October 18, 2022 – The OpenAPI Initiative, the consortium of forward-looking industry experts focused on creating, evolving, and promoting the OpenAPI Specification (OAS), a vendor-neutral, open description format for RESTful APIs, is announcing today that Cisco has joined as a new member.
As a catalyst in community-powered innovation in cloud native development, AI/ML, API security, connectivity, observability, network automation, and more, Cisco believes that standardizing Web APIs throughout the cloud will provide transparency and value across the global open source and cloud native community ecosystem. Cisco sees the advantages of implementing the OpenAPI Specification to address cloud native challenges, reduce implementation costs, and support the next generation of visionaries through open source.
“Well-built components are a core consideration in shipping powerful applications and platforms,” said Stephen Augustus, Head of Open Source, Cisco. “Cisco is thrilled to join esteemed partners in the OpenAPI Initiative to drive innovation and wider adoption of the OpenAPI Specification as a fundamental component for robust, interoperable applications.”
“We are excited to welcome Cisco to the OpenAPI Initiative. Cisco is active with many open source and Linux Foundation projects, so it is a natural fit, and we look forward to working more closely with them to build the OpenAPI Specification,” said Kevin Swiber, Marketing Chair, OpenAPI Initiative and API Lifecycle Integration Specialist at Postman. “Our membership is open to anyone who understands the immense value of standardizing APIs and is interested in evolving and promoting a vendor neutral description format. Why not become a member and get started today?”
Want to become a member of the OpenAPI Initiative? Find more information here: https://www.openapis.org/membership/join
To learn more about participating in the evolution of the OpenAPI Specification: https://www.openapis.org/participate/how-to-contribute
About Cisco Open Source
Cisco has a long history in the open source and standards ecosystems, with community-powered innovation in cloud native development, AI/ML, API security, connectivity, observability, network automation, and more. To find out more about Cisco’s open source activities: opensource.cisco.com
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 https://www.openapis.org
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 linuxfoundation.org.