W3C: An Open Platform for Web Standardisation

Malta cave

Future Internet Conference - Standardization Workshop

Ghent, Belgium, Dec 15, 2010

Daniel Dardailler

W3C Director of International Relations, Associate Chairman.

These slides at http://www.w3.org/2010/12/dd-w3c.html


Open Standards Policies

Open Standard Definition

A lot of debates nowadays for a common definition of Open Standards (IGF, EC, etc.)


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.

Director: WWW (http, HTML, URL) inventor Tim Berners Lee http://www.w3.org/People/Berners-Lee/

W3C Process Flow

rectrack schema

Web Standards

W3C stack of technologies, showing main topc areas of work and standards

Transparency has many faces

Open Data

Public data is data that is not subject to valid privacy, security or privilege limitations (could be Your Data as well..)

See original OGD document.

Semantic Technologies

SemWeb view

Making Standards at W3C

Inclusiveness is the rule.

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)

Some simple rules - great impact

Some of our tools