Contribute

The OSLC community is nothing without you, and will thrive with a diverse group of people contributing. We have a variety of ways to get involved with the OSLC community, for people with different skill sets. Have a look around and ask if you need more information.

Development

Open collaboration? We're big fans. Our members contribute to a variety of open source projects – not only OSLC implementations, but also tools for OSLC development – and we'd love your input.

Is your software lonely? Add support for our specifications and it'll have lots of friends to share data with. We have a guide for getting started with developing OSLC applications.

Add to this Site

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Specifications

OSLC domain-specific specifications define the equivalent of schemas in RDF for enabling data interoperability. They consist of RDF vocabularies and OSLC resource shapes. RDF vocabularies are used to describe standardized resource types and properties.

Evangelise

We need ambassadors to spread the goodness of OSLC. This can take many forms. You can talk to your colleagues about OSLC and the potential issues it can solve. Take our slide deck and present them internally in your company or at meetups. Write a blog post about your experiences.

Join the Conversation

In the previous incarnation of OSLC the conversation was fragmeted between online forums and mailing lists. We are phasing those out and archiving where necessary, and consolidating everything into one place, the OLSC Discourse forums. These are open discussions, and we chose the open source Discourse platform. Here you can ask or answer questions, share, or just lurk to learn more about various aspects of OSLC.

Working Groups

We have a variety of working groups, here and at various standards organizations. They have different and occasionally overlapping interests, roles, and responsibilities. A working group is a loose grouping, based around one or more tools with the goal of collaborating on a specific technical challenge of the communtiy. For example, to discuss a new use case for OSLC.