Testimonials for W3C Launches Agile Track to Speed Web Innovation

These testimonials are in support of the W3C Press Release "W3C Launches Agile Track to Speed Web Innovation."

Chevron · Digital Bazaar · Facebook · IBM · Innovimax · International Press Telecommunications Council · Microsoft · ODRL Initiative · Press Association


Chevron recognizes the potential for innovation through the Oil, Gas and Chemicals Business Group which focuses on the business application of emerging web technologies. This novel approach to industry collaboration will provide an environment conducive to improving efficiency, standardization and safety in our industry through W3C technology. Chevron has been a member of the W3C since September of 2000.

Peter Breunig, General Manager of Technology Management and Architecture, Chevron Information Technology Company

Digital Bazaar

The launch of the Web Payments Community Group will allow the Web to not only make electronic commerce easier, but it will also help the Web to continue to tackle some of humanity's greatest systematic challenges - person-to-person commerce, friction-less payments, investment, mobile payments, banking, alternative currencies, and value exchange. A universal payment mechanism for the Web will allow crowd-funding of grass-roots initiatives, art and design, start-ups, political action groups, relief and aid services and will provide new models for organizations to more effectively gather capital and use it to achieve crowd-driven results. Digital Bazaar is excited to participate in creating the future of commerce and looks forward to participating in the W3C Web Payments Community Group.

Manu Sporny, Founder/CEO, Digital Bazaar, Inc.


The W3C's launch of Community Groups is a significant step to support lighter weight collaboration for emerging standards. They strike an important balance between convenience and responsible intellectual property management. Community Groups is a most welcomed addition to the W3C offering and we hope to see them help foster agile and focused spec work!

Tobie Langel, W3C Advisory Committee Representative, Facebook


IBM applauds W3C's adoption of this more agile and inclusive approach to foster collaborative innovations that benefit the Web. With this creative new approach —which includes an Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policy appropriate for this early stage of collaboration— W3C provides a smooth on-ramp to its well respected Recommendation Track. IBM looks forward to engaging in and initiating new activities as W3C Community and/or Business Groups.

Angel Diaz, vice president, IBM Software Standards


Innovimax is very happy to be part of the launch of Community and Business Groups by proposing a Community Group on XML Performance. And we will certainly be active in this Group and few others. It looks to us as an important tool to gain outreach and start thinking at the next generations of standards.

Mohamed ZERGAOUI, CTO of Innovimax

International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC)

Semantic markup of news has value beyond just the news industry. IPTC is eager to exchange views and experience with the broader Semantic Web community via the W3C Semantic News Community Group. We are confident that we will be able to achieve a lot in this forum for open communication.

Michael Steidl, Managing Director, IPTC (International Press Telecommunications Council)


Microsoft is excited to be part of the Community Groups at W3C, where the broader web community can come together and innovate. We expect Community Groups to be a great source of new ideas to move the web forward.

Paul Cotton, Microsoft Interoperability Group and co-Chair of the W3C HTML Working Group

ODRL Initiative

The ODRL Initiative - the leading international effort aimed at developing and promoting an open standard for policy expressions - is pleased to become part of the W3C Community. The next phases of the ODRL Initiative will be strengthened by our move to W3C as a Community Group and will open up both membership and technical work in new areas to address the broader needs of the Web community such as privacy statements in Social Networks. The W3C Community Group program provides the ideal balance for the ODRL Initiative in openness, fair and transparent decision-making, and provides for future standards-track opportunities.

Renato Iannella, ODRL Initiative

Press Association

The Press Association is excited about its participation with the W3C's 'Semantic News' community group. It creates a space outside our organisation to work with others to develop standards and ontologies, further the development of the semantic web, encourage interchange and best practice amongst organisations and ensure our work has relevance to the web beyond the news industry.

Jarred McGinnis Research Manager, Semantic Technologies PRESS ASSOCIATION

About the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

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