This is the 10-17 January 2014 edition of a “weekly digest of W3C news and trends” that I prepare for the W3C Membership and public-w3c-digest mailing list (publicly archived). This digest aggregates information about W3C and W3C technology from online media —a snapshot of how W3C and its work is perceived in online media. You may tweet your demos and cool dev/design stuff to @koalie, or write me e-mail. If you have suggestions for improvement, please leave a comment.
W3C and HTML5 buzz in Twitter
[What was tweeted frequently, or caught my attention. For this edition the most ancient appears first (popularity is flagged with a figure —number of times the same URIs or tweet was quoted/RTed.]
(313)Terence Eden: Malicious Use of the HTML5 Vibrate API
(1.9K)Misconceptions: W3C pushing DRM, Secrets at the W3C
(118)Robin Berjon: On DRM, Austening Ourselves to the Full Brontë
(136)Eleanor Saitta tweeted swear words about Netflix and us in particular, spreading Cory Doctorow’s article
(283)Mark Watson via the public-restrictedmedia Mailing List, wrote that Neflix’ content licenses are confidential. Unfortunately, the link, posted in Hacker News, was spread as “W3C is secret”.
(110)Duncan Bayne via the public-restrictedmedia Mailing List asked for more transparency.
(8)Jeff Jaffe via the public-restrictedmedia Mailing List requested that Netflix’ requirements be public. 7 out of 8 are our own replies to individuals having spread that W3C is secretive. The lack of spreading shows a certain bias, unfortunately.
(590)Boing Boing: Requirements for DRM in HTML5 are a secret
(28)Adrian Roselli: W3C EME is not DRM (nor other fear-mongering TLAs)
(156)Korben.info: Le W3C tient secrètes les discussions sur le DRM dans HTML5 (W3C holds secret discussions on DRM in HTML5)
(307)JSON-LD is a standard
(95)W3C News: JSON-LD is a W3C Recommendation
(57)Markus Lanthaler: After more than 2,000 commits, 2,500 emails, and 100 telecons JSON-LD is now an official @W3C standard
Net Neutrality & Open Web
- Wired: The Feds Lost on Net Neutrality, But Won Control of the Internet, 17 January 2014
- The New York Times: Rebuffing F.C.C. in ‘Net Neutrality’ Case, Court Allows Streaming Deals, 14 January 2014
- latimes.com: Net neutrality is dead. Bow to Comcast and Verizon, your overlords, 14 January 2014
W3C in the Press (or blogs)
10 articles this week. A selection follows.
- ZDNet.de (17 January), Web steps closer to baking-in support for NFC payments and data swapping
- semanticweb.com (16 January), JSON-LD is an official Web Standard
- SD Times (13 January), HTML5: Myths and misconceptions
- TechCrunch (13 January), App Monetization To Get Tougher Still, With Gartner Predicting 94.5% Of Downloads Will Be Free By 2017
- TechDirt (13 January), Hollywood Needs The Internet More Than The Internet Needs Hollywood… So Why Is The W3C Pretending Otherwise?
- The Guardian (12 January), Two decades on, we must preserve the internet as a tool of democracy