W3C W3C Member Submission

OpenSocial 2.5.1 Activity Streams and Embedded Experiences APIs Submission

Submitted Materials

We, W3C Members:

hereby submit to the Consortium the following specification, comprising the following documents attached hereto:

  1. OpenSocial 2.5.1 Activity Streams and Embedded Experiences APIs

which collectively are referred to as "the Submission". We request the Submission be known as the OpenSocial Submission.


OpenSocial 2.5.1 provides a basis for building portable social applications. The OpenSocial Foundation would like to provide portions of it for consideration in the W3C Social WG. What follows is a revised version of the Activity Streams API and Embedded Experiences portions of the OpenSocial 2.5.1 specification. The revisions have been made to focus on the content we would like to move forward with in the W3C Social Web WG. Where there are concepts that are introduced that are not defined within this document we link to the definition of those terms in the published in other documents such as the OpenSocial 2.5.1 specification.

Intellectual Property Statements

The statements below concerning Copyrights, Trade and Service Marks, and Patents, have been made by the following people on behalf of their affiliated organizations:


OpenSocial, IBM, Telecom Italia, Jive, and SugarCRM each hereby grants to the W3C, a perpetual, nonexclusive, royalty-free, world-wide right and license under any of its copyrights in this contribution to copy, publish and distribute the contribution under the W3C document licenses.

Additionally, should the Submission be used as a contribution towards a W3C Activity, each of these organizations grants a right and license of the same scope to any derivative works prepared by the W3C and based on, or incorporating all or part of, the contribution. Each of these organizations further agrees that any derivative works of this contribution prepared by the W3C shall be solely owned by the W3C.

Should the Submission not be used as a contribution towards a W3C Activity, change control of the Submission shall remain with the Submitters.

Trade and Service Marks

OpenSocial, IBM, Telecom Italia, Jive, and SugarCRM agree that the trade and service marks that are associated with and identify this specific Submission will be governed by the W3C Trademark and Servicemark License .


OpenSocial, IBM, Telecom Italia, Jive, and SugarCRM all agree to offer licenses according to the W3C Royalty-Free licensing requirements described in section 5 of the 5 February 2004 W3C Patent Policy for any portion of the Submission that is subsequently incorporated in a W3C Recommendation.

Required proprietary technology

No proprietary technology is required to implement the specifications contained in this submission.

Suggested action

The submitters consider the Activity Streams and Embedded Experiences as highly relevant for the future of the Social Web. We suggest that the Consortium considers this submission as an input into the W3C Social Web working group.


To help with this work, each submitting organization expects, but does not explicitly commit to this, to be able to provide members to the working group.


Inquiries from the public or press about this Submission should be directed to OpenSocial, officers at opensocial.org.


14 March, 2014