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Web Open Standards & Offices

Jan 23rd 2008 - W3C Isabel Seminar

Online Presentation


W3C Associate Chair, Europe
Director of International Relations and Offices

These slides at

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

Web Office Program


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
2007-2008 Southern Africa, Brazil
2009 and


Chile? Russia ? Canada ? Western Africa ? Poland ? SoutheastAsia ? Mexico ?

Map for 2010 ?

Other topics of interest ?