1. Version 1.1
Published November 18, 2010
As OpenSocial continues to be adopted, especially in enterprise environments, there was a desire by the community to include support for advanced mashup scenarios, specifically, those where gadgets could securely message each other in a loosely coupled manner. OpenSocial 1.1 includes support for this capability, informally known as pub-sub.
1.1 Major Changes
1.1.1 Inter-Gadget Communication
1.2 Other Changes
Clarification of language around OAuth
Version 1.0 of the specification contained duplicate language and inconsistencies in the language around the use of OAuth. This version attempts to clean up these and present a more consistent usage model.
Open Social is, without a doubt, a rather geeky and seemingly esoteric thing, but it’s actually a rather important thing for our new social network-connected world. Open Social provides a toolset for securing connecting and exchanging information and logins among different networks, services, and websites.