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Web Open Standards

May 14th 2007,

W3C Southern Africa Office Opening

Meraka Institute, Pretoria, SA


W3C Associate Chair, Europe
Head of Offices

These slides:

W3C Exec Summary

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an International Consortium where Member and External organizations, a full-time technical staff, and the public work together to lead the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing Web standards such as protocols and guidelines that ensure long-term growth for the Web.

What Open Standards means ?

A lot of debates nowadays for a common definition of Open Standards(IGF, EC, etc)

W3C Standards Track

rec track

W3C Results

W3C technologies

0ffice Program

As of last month: 16 offices: CSIRO, CWI, BUAA, DMI, FhG, Forth, HKUST, SZTAKI, CDAC, CNR, HUJI, CTIC, ETRI, EMI, SICS, CCLRC

Australia Office photo Benelux Office photo China Office photo Finland Office photo
Germany and Austria Office photo Greece Office photo Hong Kong Office photo Hungary Office photo
India Office photo Italy Office photo Israel Office photo Korea Office photo
Morocco Office photo Spain Office photo Sweden Office photo United Kingdom and Ireland Office photo

Roles/Benefits of the Offices

and Keeping the program under control, human and scalable.



Existing offices creation years + some potential candidates.

1997 UK
1998 Germany, Hong Kong, Greece, Netherlands, Sweden
1999 Italy
2000 Australia, Israel, Morocco
2001 (UK+Ireland, Germany+Austria)
2002 Hungary, Finland, Korea
2003 Spain
2005 India
2006 China
2007 Southern Africa, Tunisia, Brazil
2008 Chile? Russia ? Canada ?
2009 Poland ? SoutheastAsia ? WesternAfrica ?

2010 ?