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“We’ve been firm supporters of Swagger from early on and are excited about the formation of the Linux Foundation OAI and collaboration on the new API definition format,” said Steven Willmott, CEO, 3Scale Inc. “The new format will be a crucial element to the development of the emerging Web of APIs and we’re very much looking forward to contributing to its evolution.”

“42Crunch is honoured to be part of the Open API Initiative,” said Philippe Leothaud, Chief Innovation Officer at 42Crunch. “The OpenAPI Specification is open source, platform-agnostic, vendor-agnostic and extensible. Leveraging this de-facto standard will accelerate API adoption across all industry verticals and, in particular, help the automatic consumption of APIs from applications and devices.”

“APIs are reforming the digital landscape and OAI is enabling this transformation through the standardization of API language.  Easing the connectivity of systems, the OpenAPI specification is the foundation for the interoperability and simplicity of the aapi platform.  We are proud supporters of open source, the Linux Foundation, and especially OAI and look to a world where APIs are made easy.” – Timothy Arvanites, CTO, aapi

“The OpenAPI Initiative fits perfectly with Ably’s ethos around open-source protocols, standards and interoperability. Ably seeks to provide the infrastructure for both commercial and open realtime data. Recognising the crucial role the OpenAPI initiative plays in helping developers discover, define and build on APIs, we are excited to be a part of the initiative, contributing to an open and collaborative realtime data economy.” – Matthew O’Riordan, Founder and CEO, Ably Realtime

“The Open API Initiative is important for Adobe’s API efforts and we love the fact this is community driven.  We are happy to support and participate in the initiative and help it be successful. Adobe is an active participant in Open Source and our developers are passionate about participating, contributing, and leading open source projects to make our products more innovative, easier to integrate and more interesting to developers.” – Lynn Crabb, Architect, Adobe I/O

At Assertible, we view the OpenAPI initiative as a critical component in creating and sustaining a coherent ecosystem that will allow developers, businesses, and the general population to benefit, advance, and utilize the backbone of the web: APIs. Not only does the OpenAPI initiative provide a foundation for rapidly creating and integrating otherwise disparate services, it also advances the entire community, from creators to consumers, by providing a unified starting point for discussion and future development, which has proven worthwhile and unfettered by rapid changes in technologies. We’re excited to be a part of pushing the industry forward.

– Cody Reichert, CTO at Assertible

Cloud Elements

Mark Geene, CEO & Co-Founder, Cloud Elements, “We are thrilled to be the newest members of OAI, have recognized the importance of open, machine-readable API docs since the early days, and have always been committed to Swagger. Joining OAI is an integral decision to product development strategy, further enhancing the simplicity of our API Integration platform, and continuing to reduce the burden on our customers to combine Cloud Elements with other API Management Platforms and API Gateways that also support the OAI. Ultimately we believe that the Open API Initiative not only saves a significant amount of time for our own developers, but our customers’ developers, as well. “


“Google is committed to open specifications and promoting APIs as a fundamental building block of modern software. We are excited to join the Open API Initiative and to help usher in the next era in connected systems,” said Dan Ciruli, Product Manager, Google Cloud Platform.


“Being in health care has its own challenges and from the start we’ve strived to bring health care and the development world together,” said Hart President Mohamed Alkady. “We can all agree there are too many standards or, worse, standards left open to interpretation. From day one we’ve focused on standards and open source, so we were thrilled to learn of OAI’s initiatives and its focus on Swagger. We believe the Open API Initiative will lead to next-generation changes in API development and we’re excited to push this initiative forward in the health care space.”


“The open governance and ecosystem support behind the Open API Initiative will help advance common standards across industries,” said Marie Wieck, General Manager, IBM Middleware. “IBM is helping accelerate participation in the API economy and laying the foundation for cognitive business.”

“Our biggest dream is machines cooperating without any human effort involved. Intento strives to achieve the machine understanding for technical, financial and legal aspects of the cooperation, said Intento Co-Founder and CEO Konstantin Savenkov. “We are excited to see the industry leaders teaming up around the OpenAPI Initiative to create a lingua franca for API specification. We cannot resist but join these allied forces and put our best effort to make the API specifications machine readable, protocol agnostic and covering all facets of the machine cooperation.”


“Contributing to the Open API Initiative allows Intuit to help advance an important industry standard and build on years of API development investment,” said Thomas Barnes, Intuit Distinguished Architect. “We are looking forward to working with others in the industry on the initiative to shape the next generation of the specification.”


“Open API initiative provides an ideal framework to build a solid ground for boosting API interoperability amongst vendors” said Antonio Ruiz, Chair of the Applied Software Engineering research group at the University of Sevilla. “As part of this initiative the ISA Group is committed to contribute in the definition of service level agreements for APIs and to help in the dissemination of the OAI outcomes from an academic perspective.”


“APIs are the backbone of modern software and platforms, and open-source technologies will be leading the way to this new vision,” says Marco Palladino, CTO at Mashape. “We are honored to be part of the Open API Initiative to promote open-source standards. These will benefit the community and the API ecosystem as a whole, reducing fragmentation and enabling developers to work together on a solid foundation.”


“PayPal sees tremendous value in strong, open standards for API specifications and the vibrant community, tools, and infrastructure that it enables. It fully supports the Open API Initiative and is committed to advancing the cause of API developers and consumers across the industry.” Erik Hogan, Director Platform Product Management at PayPal

“Working with the Open API Initiative is a great experience for us, because of the depth of knowledge and thought leadership from SmartBear, Google, Microsoft and others. They’ve kept their promise of keeping the group open and vendor-neutral,” said RepreZen CEO Ted Epstein. “And with Swagger they’ve inherited a wealth of practical knowledge, elaborated in discussion threads on GitHub (and elsewhere), and distilled into the OpenAPI specification itself.”


“We are thrilled to be part of OAI’s mission to standardize connectivity and provide thought leadership in the space of API metadata”, says Jerome Dubreuil, Senior Director, Samsung ARTIK Cloud. “We’re looking forward to helping establish the OpenAPI Specification as a leading API description format as well as bring our expertise in IoT towards creating and evolving a neutral, open description format for communicating with IoT devices.”

“Across industries, Swagger has gained incredible adoption for its expressiveness, comprehensive toolchain and vibrant community alike,” said Tony Tam, VP of Products, Swagger at SmartBear and founder of the Swagger open-source project. “Working with both API vendors and consumers, SmartBear sees the value in open governance around the specification which will allow for even more rapid growth and adoption across the API industry, and is honored to donate the Swagger Specification into the Open API Initiative under The Linux Foundation.”

“We welcome the creation of the OpenAPI Initiative and looks forward to collaborating with the community on the critical topic of API metadata specifications,” said Jerome Louvel, Founder of Restlet. “It is time for the API community to unite around a common API language that will facilitate the integration between various API tools – open source and commercial. As a vendor, our goal is to simplify the life of API developers and advance API innovation on new fronts. We are committed to supporting specifications from the OpenAPI Initiative in both our open source framework and our cloud platform.” N.B.: Restlet was acquired by Talend in November 2017.


“As data-driven intelligence continues to evolve, industries will find new ways to turn data into knowledge that will improve our lives,” says TeejLab founder Dr. Baljeet Malhotra. “In this context APIs will play an increasingly important role in bringing data-driven innovations together on a large scale never seen before”, added Dr. Malhotra. “I strongly believe that the TeejLab-OpenAPI community partnership will provide an important platform for thought leadership as well as in creating state-of-the-art standards and solutions that help our customers and partners in building world-class innovations without sacrificing the integrity, security and privacy of their data.”

“Previous standards such as WS-*, SOAP and WSDL were all open and decided on by the industry as a quorum, but they invariably drifted apart and screwed the spec. That REALLY sucks for everyone.“said James Hirst, Co Founder, Tyk. ”The great thing with OAI is that it lives at the Linux Foundation, it’s open source and is a newer open standard for a modern web. We’ve joined the OAI to be part of the team making sure that OAI does exactly what it says on the tin. No compromise. No bull.”