Welcome to the OpenAjax Alliance Wiki!
This wiki is used by the Members of OpenAjax Alliance for collaboration purposes to discuss issues and develop documents before publishing content within the public area of the web site. Only Members of OpenAjax Alliance have write access to the wiki. The public has read-only access to this wiki.
How to join OpenAjax Alliance
Companies (including non-profit organizations such as open source projects) and individuals (on an exceptional basis) can join OpenAjax Alliance by following the instructions found on the public web site at: http://www.openajax.org/join.html.
Orientation and Process
- Orientation - startup instructions for new members
- Process - an overview of the formal and informal processes used by OpenAjax Alliance
- Steering Committee - the seven companies elected to manage the affairs of OpenAjax Alliance on behalf of its Members
- Member organizations
The following three Working Groups have been approved by the membership and chartered by the Steering Committee.
OpenAjax Alliance establishes task forces to investigate possible new areas of activity. Task forces are informal groups of interested Members who perform relevant research and then produce recommendations, such as chartering a new working group or pursuing new initiatives within an existing working group.
The following task forces are active:
- Security Task Force - investigate and identify key Ajax security issues and propose what security-related activities should be pursued by OpenAjax Alliance
- Mobile Task Force - investigating possible future activities around Mobile Ajax
In startup phase
The following task forces are in the startup phases:
- Production Ajax Management Task Force
- Ajax Searchability Task Force
- Runtime Advocacy (Browser Vendor Lobbying) Task Force
- Mashup Widget/Gadget Task Force
The following task forces have completed their work:
- Communications Hub Task Force
- This Task Force explored what OpenAjax Alliance might do in the general area of client-server communications, but with particular focus on Comet-style server push. After work on use cases, requirements, API proposals and some open source work, the task force was merged into Interoperability Working Group in August 2007. The members of the Communications Hub Task Force and Interoperability Working Group decided the best course of action was to include communications hub features within the OpenAjax Hub 1.1 effort, which is happening within the Interoperability Working Group.
- IDE Task Force
- After exploring what OpenAjax Alliance should do in the area of standards in the area of Ajax IDEs, the decision was to transition the task force into the formally chartered IDE Working Group.
- Server Task Force
- This Task Force was merged into Communications Hub Task Force in early 2007. The Server Task Force concluded that the primary focus of activity overlapped significantly with the activity that was happening within the Communications Hub Task Force.
We have a separate wiki page for Upcoming Events.
One upcoming event that we will highlight here is our next Members Meeting:
- 2007 September Members Meeting - Sept. 27 in Mountain View, CA (just after AJAXWorld)
- Agenda: not yet available
- Registration page: not yet available
- 2007 March Members Meeting - March 22-23 in NYC (just after AJAXWorld)
- Face-to-face meeting (October 5-6, Silicon Valley)
- 2006 Steering Committee Election
- Some early press on OpenAjax
- Press reports on first OpenAjax meeting (May 15-16, 2006)
- 22May2006 - Press report on OpenAjax Alliance first meeting
- Notes from OpenAjax Alliance first meeting, including results of discussion about our mission and initial activities
-  - Jon Ferraiolo Named New Leader of OpenAjax Alliance
- David Boloker presentation on OpenAjax Alliance on 06June2006 at SOA Web Services Edge Conference / Real-World AJAX
- Press activities in September, 2006, around launch of our initial Web site
- Minutes from committee phone calls