Historically, Ping Identity has been extremely active in the identity community be it standards bodies, conferences or open source.
Back in 2002, Ping co-founder and original CTO Bryan Field-Elliott (now chief architect for On-Demand Services) grew an internal federated identity mission into an open source project. Former Ping marketing maven Eric Norlin dubbed it SourceID and released it into "free" - as in speech, not beer - and it became the go-to community for open source federated identity projects for both identity geeks and corporations.
Now, Ping is continuing that pioneer spirit with an open source project on GitHub known as mod_auth_openidc, an authentication/authorization module for the Apache 2.x HTTP server.
The project enables an Apache web server to operate as an OpenID Connect Relying Party using the OpenID Connect Basic Client or Implicit Client profile. (Follow this link to get your geek on with a full-set of configuration options).
But in plain English that means it's a groundbreaking project that fills a gap in scaling federation to handle the authentication onslaught from mobile devices, APIs to the Internet of Things.