Outercurve Foundation Announces Contribution of OData Validation Project

Renamed DLSI Gallery now hosts four open source projects focused on access to and integration of data

Aug 24, 2011, 11:00 ET from The Outercurve Foundation

WAKEFIELD, Mass., Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Outercurve Foundation today announced the acceptance of the OData Validation project into the Data, Language and System Interoperability (DLSI) Gallery. The OData Service Validation Tool project is the fourth project contributed to the gallery. The open source project was contributed by Microsoft, the foundation's primary sponsor.

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The DLSI Gallery hosts open source projects that promote interoperability at the data format, language/runtime and system layers. The focus is on projects that enable greater interoperability between Microsoft platforms and other technologies and platforms. The gallery was formerly known as the Systems Infrastructure and Integration Gallery.

OData is a widely used Web protocol with many adopters in the industry such as SAP, Netflix, the Department of Labor and IBM. A wide range of applications and libraries can consume an OData service. The OData Service Validation tool aims to foster the existing OData ecosystem by enabling OData service authors to validate their implementations against the OData specification to ensure the services interoperate well with any OData client.

"Integration and interoperability are important goals, but when access to data is added, everyone benefits," said Paula Hunter, Executive Director, Outercurve Foundation. "This project will help developers gain access to data, regardless of the silos created by applications or systems, to enable emerging technology trends such as cloud and mobile computing.  

"As we looked at this project, we realized that the goals of the Systems Infrastructure and Integration Gallery were expanding," continued Hunter. "We are renaming the gallery as the Data, Language and System Interoperability (DLSI) Gallery to reflect the evolution of the scope of the projects we are exploring. We expect the gallery to host projects around cloud computing, multi-platform development and data exchange, with the goal of providing developers and IT professionals with more solutions and choices to promote cross-platform integration and interoperability."

The Outercurve Foundation has three galleries and 13 projects. Galleries include the ASP.NET Open Source Gallery, the Research Accelerators Gallery and the Data, Language and System Interoperability Gallery.

For more information on the OData Validation project, the Data, Language and System Interoperability Gallery or the Outercurve Foundation please visit www.Outercurve.org.

About The Outercurve Foundation

The Outercurve Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation providing software IP management and project development governance to enable and encourage organizations to develop software collaboratively in open source communities for faster results.  The Outercurve Foundation is the only open source foundation that is platform, technology, and license agnostic. For more information about the Outercurve Foundation contact info@Outercurve.org

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