OData Incubator Group?

W3C Invites Microsoft to Form Incubator Group

Jessica Thornsby

The W3C have invited Microsoft to create an Incubator Group for their recently-announced Open Data Protocol(OData) API.

The OData
aims to provide ways to unlock data and free it from
silos that exist within applications. These include Client
Libraries that allow applications to be written with their data
exposed via OData. The Open Data Protocol specification is
currently available under the Microsoft Open Specification Promise,
and defines itself as a part of the Open Data movement.

The W3C invitation points out that Incubator Groups
don’t produce standards, but that the community can vote whether
the OData API should be moved out of Incubation. The blog post
concludes by putting out an open call for any APIs concerned with
data: “I encourage you to build community support in a W3C
Incubator Group.”

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