Yahoo! Supports OpenSocial

Mar 28, 2008

Yahoo!, MySpace, and Google announced they have agreed to form the OpenSocial Foundation in an attempt to ensure the neutrality and longevity of OpenSocial as an open, community-governed specification for building social applications across the web. The OpenSocial Foundation will be an independent non-profit entity with a formal intellectual property and governance framework; related assets will be assigned to the new organization by July 1, 2008. The foundation intends to provide transparency and operational guidelines around technology, documentation, intellectual property, and other issues related to the evolution of the OpenSocial platform, while also ensuring all stakeholders share influence over its future direction.