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W3C - Web Open Standards, OECD

June 16th 2008 - Seoul

OECD Conference on the Future of the Internet


W3C Associate Chair,

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 Eating its own dog food!

W3C works with thousands of engineers using the Web and the Internet as a platform.

Many using Semantic Web technologies on the server, and accessible to participants with disabilities.

Like IETF, our process is one of our specification (bootstrap principle)

W3C Results

W3C technologies

A Memorandum commitment

And much more!