OpenID Foundation Joins CAMARA

Published November 21, 2023

Published November 21, 2023, revised November 22, 2023 to include Deutsche Telekom quote.

The OpenID Foundation is pleased to announce that it has joined the Linux Foundation’s CAMARA project as an Associate Member.

CAMARA is an open source project within Linux Foundation that defines, develops and tests the APIs enabling seamless access to Telco network capabilities. Initiated in 2021 by a small number of telco operators, vendors and hyperscalers, CAMARA launched in February 2022 with 22 initial partners; it has since grown to over 250 participating organizations with over 750 contributors.

Based on the history of supporting the technical development of GSMA Mobile Connect and the Mobile Network Operator (MNO) community, the Foundation is ready to contribute to CAMARA based on the experience from working with similar industry organizations as well as leading the global adoption of technical standards for Open Banking.

Shilpa Padgaonkar with Deutsche Telekom and Active Maintainer of CAMARA commented, "Deutsche Telekom is a member of the OpenID Foundation and one of the founding members of CAMARA and we are very excited about the liaison agreement. We strongly believe that this cooperation will accelerate valuable contributions to the project on several identity and consent topics and help us drive a shared vision on the OpenID Foundation standards and create sustainable CAMARA-based solutions for the future."

OpenID Foundation MODRNA Co-Chair, Bjorn Hjelm said, “As a global technical Standards Development Organization (SDO) and using the experience from the Telco industry, the OpenID Foundation is in a unique position to facilitate and accelerate technical development by CAMARA to benefit all stakeholders.”

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About the OpenID Foundation

The OpenID Foundation’s vision is to help people assert their identity wherever they choose. And our mission is to lead the global community in creating identity standards that are secure, interoperable, and privacy-preserving. 

Founded in 2007, the OpenID Foundation (OIDF) is a non-profit open standards body developing identity and security specifications that serve billions of consumers across millions of applications.

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