open social network - osn

What is the Open Social Network (OSN / OpenSN™) standard ?

Open Social Network (also known as OSN and OpenSN™) helps people convert social network profiles from one system to another.

Open Social Network is an Open Standard for an intermediary format that a growing number of social network profiles can be converted to & from.

The Open Social Network specification refers to the interchange format - a method of representing online profile data.

Open Social Network has been used by FindMeOn®.com since October 2006 to manage, track, and analyze online identities. In October 2007, 50MM+ online profiles were stored and analyzed in Open Social Network native format.

FindMeOn® introduced as Open Social Network in 2006 and began to use abbrreviation OpenSN™ in conjunction with the the full name. Open Social Network is now migrating our abbreviation to OSN to make better use of programming namespaces.

schema installation

Note: 2007/11/11: All schemas tested to work on psql (PostgreSQL) 8.1.0

$ psql -Upostgres 
postgres=# CREATE USER opensocialnetwork WITH PASSWORD 'opensocialnetwork';
postgres=# CREATE DATABASE opensocialnetwork WITH OWNER opensocialnetwork;
$ psql -Uopensocialnetwork opensocialnetwork < VERSION.sql