Testimonials for W3C's CC/PP 1.0 Recommendation

These testimonials are in support of W3C's CC/PP 1.0 Recommendation press release.

The specifications/guidelines for profile descriptions of device capabilities and user preferences, as detailed in the upcoming W3C CC/PP Structure and Vocabularies version 1.0 recommendation document, are a major step forward towards the standardization of capabilities among devices. Such standardization is of direct benefit to companies such as Boeing that strive to maintain commonality of devices used within both the manufacturing and the knowledge worker areas for the retrieval of Web resources.

-- Carl Jones, Director Collaboration Services - Boeing Shared Services - Information Technology, The Boeing Company.

HP supports the implementation of systems that take into account the needs of their delivery context. This is particularly important for mobile applications. CC/PP Structure and Vocabulary 1.0 provides a consistent framework and representation for expressing device capabilities and user preferences and therefore is a significant step towards this goal. HP has actively contributed to the evolution of this Recommendation through participation in working groups and through DELI, an experimental open-source implementation of CC/PP. Our work on CC/PP complements the leadership role HP is playing in developing tools for the Semantic Web.

-- Per-Kristian Halvorsen, Vice-President and Center Director, Solutions and Services Research Center, HP Laboratories

MobileAware Ltd is pleased to see the W3C DIWG bring CC/PP to the status of a W3C Recommendation. As a participant in the DIWG, we are acutely aware of the significant advance this represents. The ability to reliably convey contextual information from a variety of devices under a variety of usage conditions is essential to the development of mobile device-independent solutions. We will continue to support our W3C colleagues in the development of these standards, and commend the W3C for its leadership. MobileAware has long recognised the importance of CC/PP and has incorporated into the most recent release of our Mobile Interaction Server.

-- Brian Kinane, CTO MobileAware Ltd

CC/PP will take a very significant role in the universal Web access with digital home appliances in the era of ubiquitous networks. As one of the companies for digital home appliances, Panasonic highly expects that CC/PP will become the foundation for a wide variety of Web appliances.

-- Takatoshi Aoi, Director, Network Systems Development Center, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.

CC/PP is essential to the realization of ubiquitous mobile Web access. Delivering on our commitment to provide secure access to data -- anywhere, any time, on any device -- Sun served as one of the editors of the CC/PP Structure and Vocabularies 1.0 specification and are delivering the Sun Java(tm) System Portal Server, Mobile Access with CC/PP support. In addition, Sun has further demonstrated its commitment to standards by leading a group of industry experts from 20 different companies through the Java Community Process to standardize a Java API for CC/PP processing with JSR 188.

-- John Fanelli, senior director, Network Identity, Communications and Portal Products for Sun Microsystems, Inc.

As a strong supporter of open standards and a founding member of the Device Independence Working Group, Volantis is delighted to see the publication of the CC/PP Structure and Vocabularies Recommendation. Volantis products support authoring and operation of web sites that can be accessed from a tremendous variety of types of device. The accurate provision of detailed information about device capabilities and user preferences is key in providing this support. By formalising the way in which such information is represented, CC/PP will play an important role in future versions of Volantis products.

-- Mark Watson, Chief Technology Officer, Volantis Systems Ltd.

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