Upcoming OpenAjax and OpenSocial coordination meeting(s)

Blogged by: Jon Ferraiolo on September 3, 2009 at 10:35 am

People from both OpenAjax Alliance and OpenSocial Foundation are scheduling one or more meetings in the period between Sept 8-10, 2009 in and around Mountain View, California. Exact schedules and locations are not yet firm. The two (overlapping) goals for the meetings will be around how to integrate OpenAjax technologies with OpenSocial Technologies, particularly integrating OpenAjax Hub 2.0 with OpenSocial Gadgets, and how to make progress towards bringing OpenSocial into the Enterprise (“Enterprise OpenSocial”).

If you are interesting in attending these meetings in person or via phone bridge, please send private email to me (jferrai -at- us.ibm.com).

Browser Wishlist, 2009 Edition: Preparation Underway

Blogged by: Jon Ferraiolo on September 2, 2009 at 6:03 pm

The 2009 Edition of the OpenAjax Browser Wishlist is now in its early phases. Stephen Walther of Microsoft is chairing the effort. He sent announcements to the OpenAjax runtime@openajax mailing list and the Open Web mailing list at Google Groups:

There is a long email thread with great feedback relative to the 2nd link above.

Our current plans are to conduct the wishlist following a similar process to how things went last year (the 2008 browser wishlist), but likely changes for this year:

  • More compressed cycle for feedback and voting (e.g., compress the review and voting period to about 1 month instead of 3 months)
  • Wishlist content is likely to have a much different focus due to rapid changes in the industry (e.g., HTML5 momentum, rise of mobile devices, use of Ajax technologies outside of the browser)

The best way to be kept informed about progress on this initiative is to subscribe to the runtime@openajax.org email list.

Two new white papers on OpenAjax Hub 2.0

Blogged by: Jon Ferraiolo on September 2, 2009 at 5:56 pm

The alliance has posted two new white papers that introduce and provide technical background on OpenAjax Hub 2.0:

These white papers are the result of considerable effort within the Interoperability Working Group to make sure that suitable introductory material was available. These two white papers explain the motivation behind and technical approaches within Hub 2.0.