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SmartBear Launches Open API Initiative with Key Industry Leaders including Google, IBM and Microsoft

By November 5, 2015November 4th, 2020News

New Initiative under The Linux Foundation to Create Open Approach to Governing the Evolution of Swagger Specification

SmartBear Software, the leader in software quality tools for the connected world, has launched the Open API Initiative (OAI) under The Linux Foundation with key industry leaders including Google, IBM and Microsoft. The goal of the OAI is to create an open approach to governing the continued evolution of the Swagger Specification used for describing RESTful APIs.

APIs form the connecting glue between modern applications. Nearly every application contains APIs to connect with corporate data sources, third party data services or other applications. Creating an open description format for API services that is vendor neutral, portable and open is critical to accelerating the vision of a truly connected world.

In organizing the OAI, SmartBear is donating the Swagger Specification to the foundation. Independently, SmartBear continues to invest heavily to foster the Swagger community, ecosystem and tooling built on top of the Swagger Specification. With over 350,000 downloads per month of Swagger and Swagger tooling, the Swagger Specification is the world’s most popular description format for defining RESTful APIs.

[Read the full article on Virtual Strategy Magazine]