The Baseline Protocol initiative was announced on March 4, 2020 and launched as an OASIS open source project on March 19, 2020, supported by fourteen founding companies. More companies joined the effort shortly thereafter and continue to do so. Here's a full list of contributors.
The work of the community is maintained under a public domain license at https://github.com/ethereum-oasis/baseline.
You will find in the Repo the code of a procurement demo called Radish34. And separately, there is a folder that will contain the specifications, reference code and other material constituting the Baseline Protocol, as the community derives it from the initial Radish34 proof of concept.
There are lots of opportunities to get informed, get involved, and get value out of defining requirements, developing reusable components, and ultimately deploying the Baseline Protocol in your own offerings.
New Contributors: Go here for details on how to get involved.
The Baseline Protocol is an approach to using the public Mainnet as a common frame of reference between systems, including traditional corporate systems of record, any kind of database or state machine, and even different blockchains or DLTs. It is particularly promising as a way to reduce capital expense and other overheads while increasing operational integrity when automating business processes across multiple companies.
The approach is designed to appeal to security and performance-minded technology officers.
You can find all the details on the Baseline Protocol here.
In 2019, three members of the Baseline Protocol community, EY, ConsenSys and Microsoft, got together to build a proof of concept showing how enterprises could safely and effectively use the public Ethereum network to conduct end-to-end supply chain operations without compromising corporate information security norms and practices. What the team learned from that effort led to the formation of the Baseline Protocol initiative.
You can find the details on Radish34 here.