This wiki is the home page for the Webizen Task Force.
[See the historic content that the task force developed between March and June 2014.]
The essence of the proposed Webizen program is to provide a way for individuals to obtain some benefits, possibly in exchange for a nominal fee. This task force will explore whether such a program is viable and, if so, the set of benefits.
This document is a DRAFT, i.e. it is a WorkInProgress (WIP). Feedback is welcome, preferably by directly editing this document or by sending email to
email@example.com (archive) with a Subject: prefix of
[Webizen]. We are also interested in input from non-Members i.e. The Public.
- Open and public: This task force is open to the public and will operate until @TBD. Come and build the Webizen program!
- e-mail: We welcome feedback on the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list archive
- IRC: irc.w3.org, port 6665, channel #webizen ( Pre-filled Web interface to IRC]).
- Twitter: W3C_Webizen
At TPAC 2013, in response to a question from the floor (search for “individual membership“), the W3C Director requested exploration of individual participation in W3C. The current proposal, for a "Webizen" mode of participation, addresses this request. Note, the Webizen program is not a Membership program, although it should provide certain benefits and privileges. The idea of the program is to allow individuals to affiliate with the Web standards community by establishing a new designation of Webizen. This is not a Membership benefit and does not confer W3C Membership rights. Instead, we seek to make available a new means to congregate as a community.
To make it a meaningful gesture, a token fee of e.g. $100 US per annum (or equivalent in another currency) is suggested. To make this a fair request, a key design goal is to create a package of benefits which arguably are worth $100. We intend to establish a sliding-scale fee to enable greater global participation. At the same time, the program must not lose money, so we must design the benefits accordingly.
- Attract more stakeholders to the W3C community, including those who care greatly about the Web even if they may not be spec writers
- Increase affiliation with W3C for this set of stakeholders
- Get closer linkages between W3C spec writers, and the vast ecosystem that relies on W3C Recommendations
- Increase general public review of web technology in general and W3C Reports
- Provide a means for the general public to influence W3C agenda and priorities
Target market and marketing study
Task Force led by: Jeff Jaffe <email@example.com>
- Jeff Jaffe
- Coralie Mercier
- Veronica Thom
- Alexandre Bertails
- Amy van der Hiel
- Ann Bassetti
- Andrei Sambra
- JC Verdie
- Robin Berjon
- Virginie Galindo
- Sébastien Desbenoit
- Mark Sadecki
- Daniel Glazman
- Georg Rehm
- Mark Crawford
- Vagner Diniz
- Julian Harriott
- Yosuke Funahashi
- Léonie Watson
- Armin Haller
- Olle Olsson
- David Ezell
- Christophe Guéret
- Michiel Leenaars