What is the Open Biometrics Initiative?

The Open Biometrics Initiative (OBI) is an open source project and forum managed by ImageWare Systems, but available for inclusion by anyone participating in the open source community.

The goal of the OBI is to advance the current state of the art and product by releasing biometrics technologies as open source for closer collaboration with the public, private, and academic sectors, and to facilitate the design and creation of new biometric technologies that currently are or will become industry standards.

As a software developer, you can incorporate proven technologies that implement industry standards for identity management and biometric interoperability. As a participant in the OBI, you can help drive those standards and advance biometric identity management technologies.

It is our desire to create an open community where biometric technologies can thrive, grow, and provide competitive advantage to its participants.