We believe that there can only be one Metaverse—and that is an open Metaverse. To build the Open Metaverse will require cross-industry collaboration and cooperation to build open source software and standards that incorporate human-first design principles to create an immersive, interactive environment that is open, accessible, equitable and safe for all.
Our mission is to foster a strong community of developers, engineers, academics and thought leaders who will solve the difficult challenges of building the Open Metaverse through open source software and open specifications that enable portability and interoperability for an open, global, scalable world, which supports interactive and immersive experiences for the benefit of any individual or industry.
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Through the Open Metaverse Foundation, a diverse community is collaborating to architect the open Metaverse.
Together, we are:
Creating real-world use cases
that can be solved independently by each Foundational Interest Group, or FIG
by communicating design and challenging specifications created to meet the needs of real-world use cases
Developing portable, demonstrable source code
with structures to address the needs of real-world use cases
Publishing interoperable standards
by collaborating with standards groups to ratify specifications
Our aim is to build an open Metaverse for all. One that gives power to creators. Is accessible and inclusive. Offers freedom of choice. Is an ethical and equitable space. We are guided by a strong set of guiding principles, or values.
The Foundation and its projects are neutral to all technologies and companies, and strives to ensure interfaces and systems are universal and unencumbered.
Specifications developed will not be specific to any platform to ensure implementation across various programming languages, architectures and operating systems.
Core output strives to entice all industries to take advantage of the advances it delivers.
Easy to Adopt
As changes occur within the Foundation’s projects, the onboarding materials for each subsystem should always be kept up to date to allow people to adopt and explore how they may use the projects.
The Foundation and its projects will avoid undue influence, bad behavior or “pay-to-play” decision-making.
The Foundation’s projects should always ensure that extensibility is achieved in a modular manner to prevent changes that may break applications due to unnecessary dependencies.
The Foundation and its projects are open, transparent, accessible and operate independently of specific partisan interests. All contributors are welcomed, and all contributions are accepted based on their merit. Technology must be available to all in alignment with open source values.