Joseph Smarr at Web 2.0 on the New “Open Stack”

Joseph Smarr, Plaxo’s chief platform architect, and de facto leader of the Portable Contacts initiative, gave a talk today at the Web 2.0 conference in New York. Entitled “Tying it all together; Implementing the Open Web,” it was a rallying cry for developers to jump in and get working on the new “open stack” of OpenID, OAuth, OpenSocial, XRDS-Simple, and Portable Contacts. See converage from attendees Kris Jordan and Steve Kuhn (who quips about Joseph, “Dude talks fast”)!

Joseph asserted that the industry has now come together around a common vision for the future of the Social Web — a vision that abandons the walled garden model in favor of a new services layer that interconnects social hubs with the rest of the web. The service layer is comprised of Identity Providers, Social Graph Providers, and Content Aggregators:

A Common Vision for the Future of the Social Web

And, indeed, that is the vision behind the strategies we see from Google (with Friend Connect; which launched for real today), Plaxo (with Pulse), MySpace (with Data Availability), Yahoo (with Y!OS), and, yes, even Facebook, too (with Connect).

Joseph goes on to observe that there are two pathways to that vision, one built on Facebook’s proprietary stack and the pathway chosen by MySpace, Google, Yahoo, Plaxo, and many others, built on the new open stack:

The New "Open Stack" for the Social Web

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30 thoughts on “Joseph Smarr at Web 2.0 on the New “Open Stack”

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  3. [...] to chat with Kevin Marks, David Recordon and Steve Gillmor about the state of the “Open Stack” and the overall roadmap for OpenID. You can view the conversation on TechCrunchIT. Kevin [...]

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  5. [...] Joeseph Smarr has been using the term Open Stack lately which refers to a combination of technologies – which together make up a full solution to end-user open platform requirements. He’s almost got it right. [...]

  6. [...] encapsulated in the Geneva announcement, our own work in the IDx project and the emerging talk of the “Open Stack” for identity are all key developments to follow to understand where we are headed as an industry. There is a lot [...]

  7. [...] it has to be seen to open up; MS is the newer, warm and cuddly company, and MySpace is all over the Open Stack – but realistically, it has to be given that Facebook is so dominant. It’s open vs quasi-open [...]

  8. [...] I will focus more on everything “open” – OpenID, of course, the open web, the so called Open Stack, and everything else related to it. I wrote about those topics before and currently there is quite [...]

  9. [...] Open Stack as an architecture AND a social movement. Its influence on the web platform and competition with [...]

  10. [...] years, I’ve been a vocal advocate of OpenID and a big believer that OpenID and the rest of the “open stack” will bring about a Social Web characterized by interoperability, data portability, and user [...]

  11. [...] wasn’t obvious.  As our open web standards have grown and we’ve pieced together an Open Stack we all knew that we had a long way to [...]

  12. [...] that allow for the passing, sharing of data across multiple containers and platforms, learn the details from the Plaxo guys. To be specific, the stack consists of OpenID, OAuth, OpenSocial, XRDS-Simple, and Portable [...]

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  14. [...] technology has been improving, and approaches have been consolidated. The Open Stack is a collection of real-world technologies that can be applied to web services in order to provide [...]

  15. [...] summer, John McCrea and Joseph Smarr put together a diagram of the “open stack”. The image showed up in numerous talks throughout last year, culminating in an Open Stack Meetup in [...]

  16. [...] combiner. C’est donc dans ce contexte que nous avons commencé à entendre parler d’ Open Stack : un ensemble de briques technologiques servant à exploiter librement les plateformes sociales [...]

  17. [...] encapsulated in the Geneva announcement, our own work on the IDx project and the emerging talk of the “Open Stack” for identity are all key developments to follow to understand where we are headed as an industry. There is a lot [...]

  18. [...] cycle” of social content/site discovery. And six months ago, at Web 2.0 Expo in New York, Joseph coined the term “Open Stack,” to refer to the combination of OpenID, OAuth, Portable Contacts, XRD, and OpenSocial, asserting [...]

  19. [...] combiner. C’est donc dans ce contexte que nous avons commencé à entendre parler d’ Open Stack : un ensemble de briques technologiques servant à exploiter librement les plateformes sociales [...]

  20. [...] plus Portable Contacts plus OpenSocial plus activity streams? That’s a handful, so some have been calling it the “Open Stack“. Is that what we are [...]

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  23. [...] so on. Along the way I co-authored the Bill of Rights for Users of the Social Web, coined the term Open Stack, was elected to the Boards of both the OpenID Foundation and OpenSocial Foundation, and worked [...]

  24. [...] den offenen Technologien muss man an dieser Stelle wohl als erstes den Open Stack nennen. Der Open Stack ist eine Sammlung von Technologien, die Autorisierung (openID), [...]

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