Jan 23rd 2008 - W3C Isabel Seminar
W3C Associate Chair, Europe
Director of International Relations and Offices
These slides at http://www.w3.org/2008/01/dd-isabel.htm
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.
A lot of debates nowadays for a common definition of Open
Standards(IGF, EC, etc)
Existing offices creation years + some potential candidates.
|1998||Germany, Hong Kong, Greece, Netherlands, Sweden|
|2000||Australia, Israel, Morocco|
|2002||Hungary, Finland, Korea|
|2007-2008||Southern Africa, Brazil|
|Chile? Russia ? Canada ? Western Africa ? Poland ? SoutheastAsia ? Mexico ?|
Map for 2010 ?
IGF, ICANN, etc
Guidelines, Legal aspects, WCAG2.0