OpenAPI Initiative Welcomes Postman as Newest Member

Postman joins 35 current members on the fast-growing initiative that includes Atlassian, Google, Microsoft, Red Hat and Bloomberg

SAN FRANCISCO--()--Postman, the leading platform for API development, announced it is joining the OpenAPI Initiative, the consortium of forward-looking industry experts focused on creating, evolving and promoting the OpenAPI Specification (OAS), a vendor-neutral, and open description format for RESTful API.

Postman believes that OpenAPI acts as the central contract for critical areas of API operations, including testing, scripting, automation, workflows, governance and discovery, as well as generating client and server SDKs. OpenAPI is an important standard for the wider API community and is adopted by most of the API service providers who help drive the sector.

“OpenAPI is the core of the Postman API platform and essential to our services,” said Kin Lane, Chief Evangelist, Postman. “Its specification provides a machine readable contract that Postman users can import and sync that is central to generating Postman collections that can be used for a variety of needs API developers have.”

“I am thrilled about Postman joining the OpenAPI Initiative, they are a huge part of the API community and we look forward to their input in moving the OpenAPI specification forward,” said Darrel Miller, OpenAPI Technical Steering Committee member, and principal program manager, Microsoft.

“Supporting a diverse set of open source API specifications is important to Postman OpenAPI Resources,” said Nick Tran, VP Marketing and Developer Relations, Postman. “We are eager to help shape the road map for the OpenAPI specification, and deeply understand the role OpenAPI plays in defining our products and services.”

To learn more about participate in the evolution of the OpenAPI Specification:

About the OpenAPI Initiative

The OpenAPI Initiative (OAI) was created by a consortium of forward-looking industry experts who recognize the immense value of standardizing on how APIs are described. As an open governance structure under the Linux Foundation, the OAI is focused on creating, evolving and promoting a vendor neutral description format. The OpenAPI Specification was originally based on the Swagger Specification, donated by SmartBear Software. To get involved with the OpenAPI Initiative, please visit

About Linux Foundation

Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation is supported by more than 1,000 members and is the world's leading home for collaboration on open source software, open standards, open data, and open hardware. Linux Foundation projects like Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js and more are considered critical to the development of the world's most important infrastructure. Its development methodology leverages established best practices and addresses the needs of contributors, users and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit us at

About Postman

Postman is the leading collaboration platform for API development, used by more than 11 million developers and 500,000 companies worldwide. Postman is an elegant, flexible platform that is used to build connected software via APIs—quickly, easily, and accurately. Postman is headquartered in San Francisco and has an office in Bangalore, where the company was founded. Postman is privately held, with funding from Insight Partners, Nexus Venture Partners, and CRV. Learn more at or connect with Postman on Twitter via @getpostman.


Brent Shelton

Release Summary

Postman joins the OpenAPI Initiative, the consortium of industry experts focused on evolving and promoting the OpenAPI Specification (OAS)


Brent Shelton