Solid is led by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, and originated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It is a non-commercial, open source collaboration between thousands of contributors from across the world.
Solid separates user identification from data storage from data usage:
Login: Solid identification online is designed so that it is independent from parties that could access who users are interacting with
Pods: Solid data storage is designed so that data is stored safely by the user independently of how that data is used in a recyclable reusable manor
Apps: Solid applications have granular access to user data meaning they only get a specific type of data necessary to deliver the service provided
Read Solid’s mission, vision, and values
Anyone can implement the Solid specification.
You can also use or contribute to the Solid documentation explaining how to implement the Solid specification.
If you are looking for funding to be able to build on Solid read this list of funding opportunities.
Solid is an open source project which anyone can contribute. Read more about how collective decisions about Solid are made.
The Solid Specification describes a rest api that extends those existing standards, contains design notes on the individual components used, and is intended as a guide for developers who plan to build Pods or Solid applications. The Solid specification is modular and extensible and relies as much as possible on existing W3C standards and protocols.
There are multiple Solid prototypes that you can use and explore already.
Contact the Solid Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out about upcoming Solid Events or let others know about a Solid Event that you are organising here.
Get an overview of the Solid license.