Steering Committee Election – Congratulations to Microsoft, Nexaweb and TIBCO

Blogged by: Jon Ferraiolo on October 9, 2007 at 2:15 pm

During the week of October 1-5, the members of OpenAjax Alliance voted to fill three open slots in their seven-person Steering Committee. The members elected Microsoft, Nexaweb and TIBCO, who will serve two-year terms (from Oct 2007 to Oct 2009). Nexaweb and TIBCO were incumbents. Microsoft joins the Steering Committee for the first time. Many thanks to them for volunteering their services to the community. These three companies join Dojo Foundation, Eclipse Foundation and IBM, whose terms last until Oct 2008.

Mobile Ajax Workshop indicates shared industry vision for common Ajax platform (desktop and mobile)

Blogged by: Jon Ferraiolo on October 9, 2007 at 2:06 pm

The Workshop on Mobile Ajax, co-sponsored by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and OpenAjax Alliance, was held on 28 September 2007 in Mountain View, California. The workshop was designed to provide a forum for participants to exchange information about the present state of Mobile Ajax, share visions for its possible future, and identify opportunities for industry collaboration in order to promote end-user and industry success with Mobile Ajax.

Representatives from thirty-six separate organizations attended the workshop. Many of the participants shared a common vision, such as a future where there is a common Ajax platform (desktop and mobile). The workshop report and meeting minutes provide details.

OpenAjax face-to-face results in four new task forces

Blogged by: Jon Ferraiolo on October 9, 2007 at 12:26 pm

The members of OpenAjax Alliance held their fourth face-to-face meeting on Sept. 27 at Microsoft’s Mountain View, CA campus. The pace of the meeting was very fast, with a wealth of topics covered in a short amount of time. We needed two days, but were squeezed into a single day by AJAXWorld conference that proceeded our face-to-face meeting and the Mobile Ajax Workshop on Sept. 28.

Among the many resolutions were decisions to launch four new task forces: Production Ajax Management, Searchability, Runtime Lobbying/Advocacy, and Mashup Widgets/Gadgets.

For further information see the face-to-face-summary page and the detailed minutes.

InteropFest 1.0 a huge success

Blogged by: Jon Ferraiolo on October 8, 2007 at 5:43 pm

OpenAjax Alliance held its second interoperability event, this one called “InteropFest 1.0″, during the two months culminating with our face-to-face meeting on September 27. When counting Sun’s contribution using jMaki that happened the next day, contributions came from 15 different members using 20 different Ajax toolkits. Each contribution required that multiple Ajax components within a single Web page passes messages through the OpenAjax Hub 1.0. The list of members and toolkits are listed on the InteropFest 1.0 wiki page. Interoperability certificates were awarded at AJAXWorld to the participating member companies. (See press release.)