The API standards were developed primarily by two working groups: the API Technical Working Group and the API Business Working Group. All Standards Users can contribute and participate on these working groups. Each group generally meets fortnightly, on alternating weeks. You can see who the API Provider and Third Party Standards Users are on the API Centre public website.
The API Technical Working Group’s main focus from May 2019 to March 2020 was the development of the v2.0 standard. The API standard documentation on Confluence, and Swagger documentation on GitHub, were developed iteratively against an agreed scope of the API standard. Once final drafts of the standard were developed, the working group held longer working sessions to walk through the draft API standard. This helped ensure the final API standard aligned with the scope, accurately reflected the group’s previous discussions and agreements, and that the API standard held together as a whole.
The Business Working Group was instrumental in making scoping decisions on non-technical issues that arose from time to time. They also assessed the risks and scope of the standards, and generally supported the API Centre run the API standards development process.