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W3C CEO Jeff Jaffe’s blog

On TPAC 2013

Earlier this month W3C had its first Technical Plenary (TPAC) in China. During TPAC week, 450 people meet in groups and breakout sessions to address the most technical and strategic topics raised by the participants. We renew friendships and meet new colleagues. We met in Shenzhen this year in part because we have seen a […]
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Tracking Protection Working Group Progress

Here is an update on Tracking Protection Working Group progress: This week the group published new drafts of Tracking Compliance and Scope and Tracking Preference Expression (DNT). Today Chair Matthias Schunter announced a stable plan to reach Last Call. We are poised to announce new co-Chairs, replacing Peter Swire who announced last month his departure […]
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Outcomes from Headlights 2013

In January I blogged about Headlights 2013, part of our annual exercise to identify major new strategic directions for W3C. The timetable for the 10 task forces included several months of project development, presentations during the June Membership meeting in...
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W3C Highlights

W3C today has 50 Working Groups, 15 Interest Groups, 132 Community Groups and 3 Business Groups. We are engaged in a growing number of developer relations activities and liaisons with dozens of other organizations to help improve the Web. We...
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Good News about VP8 Licensing

I applaud the licensing agreement announced by Google, MPEG-LA, and additional patent-holders. The agreement appears to align with W3C's Patent Policy which has a goal of assuring that W3C Recommendations can be implemented on a Royalty-Free (RF) basis. Google has...
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On the W3C Agenda: Headlights 2013

Last year we introduced an annual headlights exercise to identify major new strategic directions for W3C. These are studies that involve W3C and its Members, and result in proposals for new work which we evaluate in July. We learned a...
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W3C Host in China

We just announced the establishment of a fourth Host location for W3C, at Beihang University in Beijing. The Host locations house the W3C Team that facilitates the creation of standards for the Web. The W3C Team acts as a single...
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HTML5 and HTML.next

HTML5 is the cornerstone of the Open Web Platform that the web community is building. This week saw two significant events in W3C that bolster our efforts. I wanted to share these with the broader web community, and in...
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On the W3C Agenda: Headlights 2012

The Open Web Platform is expanding rapidly, and with it, the pace of new ideas for the Web. We launched Community Groups as a scalable way for Members and non-Members alike to come together around their Web interests. This grassroots...
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