Open Market Data Platform (OMDP)
An Open API and Protocol for the distribution of market data.
This site is under construction.
A positioning paper describing the ideas behind OMDP is available from mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
A reference implementation supporting TIB, Triarch, RMDS, Bloomberg and the OMDP protocol is available from Dealing Object Technology mailto:email@example.com
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The Success of Open Source Steven Weber