REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Liberty Alliance, the global identity consortium working to build a more trusted Internet for consumers, governments and businesses worldwide, today announced the openLiberty Project, a global initiative formed to provide resources and support to open source developers building identity-based applications. With todays news, Liberty Alliance has launched openLiberty.org, a portal where developers can collaborate in the openLiberty Project and access tools and information for jump starting the development of more secure and privacy-respecting applications based on the widely deployed Liberty Federation and Liberty Web Services standards.
The openLiberty Project was launched under the direction and leadership of the Liberty Alliance Open Source Special Interest Group. This group was formed to coordinate synergies among global open source initiatives and to identify the open source libraries developers need to build applications that interoperate with Liberty Federation, which consists of ID-FF 1.1, 1.2 and SAML 2.0, and Liberty Web Services, which consists of ID-WSF 1.0, 1.1, 2.0 and Liberty People Service specifications. Members of the group have identified the need to focus initially on delivering ID-WSF Web Services Consumer (WSC) libraries to allow open source developers to incorporate SAML 2.0 functionality into Web services applications.