OpenSocial Foundation launches with Google, Yahoo, MySpace

by admin March 25, 2008 at 10:41 pm

Google’s OpenSocial platform for providing social network application development standards got significant new support today. Between Yahoo joining the fold and the creation of an official new foundation to oversee the evolution of OpenSocial, Google is looking to solidify the platform’s future, providing a clear sense of direction and a forum for community interaction and resources.

On a conference call today, representatives from Google, Yahoo, and MySpace outlined the initial plans for the OpenSocial Foundation, a new nonprofit organization whose purpose is to organize the various aspects of the platform. With an early framework already in place at, the foundation will primarily serve as a resource hub and communication portal for the developer community. Joe Kraus, Google’s director of Product Mangement, summed up the foundation’s vision by saying “if you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

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