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OpenSocial standards enable a rich social context across business applications

Watch this 2-minute Intro Video with Matt Marum, the OpenSocial VP of Projects

OpenSocial invests in and shepherds the industry’s leading and most mature standards-based component model for enterprise interoperability. OpenSocial specs make it easy for your app to reach users where they get work done; in their activity stream, in content, in email, or even on their mobile device.

Widely supported by  leading  enterprise social platforms such as IBM Connections, Jive Software and TIBCO tibbr, by major Systems Integrators like MITRE Corporation, and by leading enterprise ISVs like SugarCRM, the OpenSocial specification fosters the development of a growing set of socially-aware off-the-shelf applications. Through open source projects such as Apache Rave and Shindig, and Activity Streams Action Handlers, OpenSocial provides a well-defined way for 3rd-party applications to richly interact with users directly in their activity stream.

Mission Statement:  In Pursuit of the Seamless Enterprise

The OpenSocial Foundation exists to break down barriers between the often siloed systems people rely on at work.

We do this because we believe that, today more than ever, people need to be able to effortlessly connect on the job to get things done.

Barriers between the systems people rely on at work prevent seamless collaboration.

We pursue the seamless enterprise by investing in and managing open, standard specifications developed with our community and our partners, like W3C and OMA.