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Open / Proprietary / Standards
Mobile Web Europe 2008

Presentation supported by MobiWeb 2.0 project supported by the European Union's 7th Research Framework Programme (FP7)

Dominique Hazaƫl-Massieux, <>

Open is the new Black

OpenX... logos

What open means

Openness is a measure of the distribution of control.

Closed Open
Access to content Walled GardenWalled Gardens: Operators Open SpaceOpen Web: Users
Deployment of services and applications LockedLocked Devices: Operators / Manufacturers The sky is your limit Open Platform: Service / Application providers
Technologies No trespassingProprietary: Technology owners No trespassingOpen Standards: Developers

Photos by dandy_fsi, pixelfrenzy, ldandersen, jasonb42882, Darwin Bell.

Is closed evil?

Closed systems allow for


Where is the Mobile Web heading?


by mag3737

What matters to the user

Make IT work!



by gin able

Standards as Interfaces

Tower of Babel II: Humanity Strikes Back

Tower of Babel by Brueghel

Mobile Web Initiative

Mobile Web involves browser vendors, adaptation providers, device manufacturers, mobile operators, content providers and authoring tools vendors

MWI sponsors


Web Compatibility Test for Mobile Browsers
Web Compatibility Test rendered on the iPhone


Mobile Web Chain

Upcoming new work

Trust on the (mobile) Web

Upcoming workshops: