Nov 5th 2008 - Beijing
W3C Associate Chair,
Director of International Relations and Offices
These slides at http://www.w3.org/2008/11/dd-soa.html
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)
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)
A complete list of current W3C publications and the latest revision of this technical report can be found in the W3C technical reports index.
See this full presentation.
The Activity, coordinated by one Coordination Group, is currently composed of six Working Groups:
and one Interest Group:
Previous Groups that have finished their work in this Activity are:
Detailed information about the work of each of these groups can be found on their respective home pages.
A new group: WG: WSRA Web Services Resource Access
But not finished yet!