Liberty Alliance Announces openLiberty Project

Jan 26, 2007

Liberty Alliance, a global identity consortium working to build a more trusted internet for consumers, governments, and businesses worldwide, has announced the openLiberty Project, a global initiative formed to provide resources and support to open source developers building identity-based applications. Liberty Alliance has launched, a portal where developers can collaborate in the openLiberty Project and access tools and information for "jump starting" the development of more secure and privacy-respecting applications based on the Liberty Federation and Liberty Web Services standards. The openLiberty Project was launched under the direction and leadership of the Liberty Alliance Open Source Special Interest Group.

This group was formed to coordinate synergies among global open source initiatives and to identify the open source libraries developers need to build applications that inter-operate with Liberty Federation, which consists of ID-FF 1.1, 1.2 and SAML 2.0, and Liberty Web Services, which consists of ID-WSF 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, and Liberty People Service specifications. is a portal designed to serve as a resource for the global open source community. The portal is designed to allow developers to access information about other relevant open source efforts, their relationship to the openLiberty Project and links to those efforts. Using a standard Apache licensing model, developers will have access to downloadable member contributed open source code for building applications based on standards from Liberty Alliance.