Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC)
The Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration initiative is aimed at simplifying collaboration across the software and product delivery lifecycle. Its goal is to enable teams to use disparate tools and share lifecycle resources in delivering software, whether the tools are from IBM, other vendors, open source projects, or in-house development, and to do so in a way that is open and non-proprietary and that will encourage all industry members to participate.
Jazz products implement the OSLC specifications so that they can integrate with each other and with products from other tool providers. Because OSLC is open, anybody can freely implement the specifications and anybody can join the initiative to help develop and refine the OSLC specifications.