This public report has been prepared for the May 2015 Advisory Committee Meeting. Some links may be visible only to the W3C Members. It accompanies the W3C Strategic Highlights - May 2015. See the previous fact sheet.
- 378 Members as of 28 April 2015 (was 406 in October 2014)
- 45.87 FTE from
Member dues, 64.73 total. 80 staff
are full-time or part-time (was 84 in October 2014); Members have access to
daily FTE updates.
- Staff movement:
- Stephane Boyera left (February 2015, UbiWeb)
- Ian Jacobs moved to half-time (March 2015, T&S)
- New Fellows:
- Nishanth Harish Babu (Internet Academy)
- Keiji Takeda (Keio University)
- Fellows left:
- Hiroki Yamada (Internet Academy)
- Staff movement:
- Eighth MultilingualWeb Workshop: Data, content and services for the Multilingual Web, Riga (Latvia), 29 April 2015
- WebRTC Working Group
- Web Application Security Working Group
- Automotive Working Group
- Web of Things Interest Group
- Spatial Data on the Web Working Group
- Near Field Communications Working Group
- Forms Working Group
- RDFa Working Group
- HTML5 Japanese and Korean Interest Group
- Launched new Community and Business Group site in February 2015.
- 205 groups (was 180 in
October 2014; we closed some small groups). New groups:
- Wearable Web
- Seven groups under the Big Data Europe Project
- Math Protocol Handler
- 5 BigDataEurope Community Groups
- Accessible Online Learning
- Decentralized Sharing
- Federated Infrastructures
- Web Background Sync
- HTML5 Korean
- HTML5 Japanese
- Web NFC
- Extensible Data Model Declaration Language for Education
- Exposing IEEE LOM metadata as Linked Data
- Internet Protocol Identity
- Organisation Profile Documents
- Multi-device Timing
- Trust & Permissions
- HTML Tidy Advocacy
- Data Visualization
- Benchmarking for the Web
- Colour blindness accessibility
- Linked Data Query Language
- Spec Annotation
- More than 5000 participants (was approximately 4500 in October 2014)
- 1670 non-Member organizations (was 1506 in October 2014)
- HTML5 Korean and HTML5 Japanese were previously Interest Groups
- NFC work moved to a Community Group when we closed the NFC Working Group
- The TV Control API Community Group has started working on a draft API following analysis of other existing TV APIs. The hope is for this group to follow a similar path to the Second Screen Presentation Working Group by passing the draft API to a new or existing Working Group to become a standard. A possible timeline for this will become clearer once the draft has been started.
186 Technical Reports were published from 18 October 2014 to 28 April 2015.
- Indexed Database API
- Server-Sent Events
- Vibration API
- Pointer Events
- Linked Data Platform 1.0
- HTML5 Image Description Extention (longdesc)
- XHTML+RDFa1.1 - Third Edition
- RDFa Core 1.1 - Third Edition
- HTML+RDFa 1.1 - Second Edition
- RDFa Lite 1.1 - Second Edition
- 11 Proposed Recommendation
- 19 Candidate Recommendations
- 5 Last Call Working Drafts
- 119 Working Drafts (not LC)
- 11 Group Notes
- W3C Data Platform Web API (alpha) for group, Member, participant and specification data will be available.
- Contributing to the Modern Tooling Task Force plan.
- In February 2015, MathML 3.0 2nd Edition was approved as International Standard ISO/IEC 40314.
- Jean-François Abramatic former W3C Chairman and currently W3C Fellow seconded by Inria was selected to be part of the NETmundial Initiative Coordination Council.
- We've been establishing a formal Liaison with ISO TC 68 SC7 (Core Banking) to facilitate the integration of our work on Web Payments in the existing ecosystem of financial standards.
- We now maintain a new Member-readable archive of the in-going and out-going liaison messages between W3C and other SDOs, like ITU, ISO, ARIB, etc.
Marketing and Communications
- 6 press releases, generally translated into 5 languages by Hosts and Offices
- 40 talks
- 29 W3C Blog entries
- Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+
- 24 Weekly Public Newsletters
- 8 new volunteer translations including 3 Authorized Translations of “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0”:
- Coordinated by the Business Development team: 20th anniversary of W3C Europe: Symposium on twenty years of work accomplished by European stakeholders for the benefit of the Web & Celebratory Dinner (5 May 2015) in Paris, France
Training Program Updates
- NEW! W3Cx is the
latest extension of the W3C Training program. We entered an agreement with
edX on 1 February 2015 and have our first course on HTML5 (part 1) going up
now. It will start on 1 June 2015. You can still register
for this exciting course!
- As of 20 April 2015, there were over 43K people registered.
- We have a multi-tier Training Program:
- Updated the W3C General Document License, to permit excerpting of code components under the GPL-compatible software license, and to permit the creation of non-specification derivative works.
- Created a procedure for relicensing of unfinished W3C Specifications, and sent the first such request for AC review.
- Updated the W3C Software License to the W3C Software and Document License, to make downstream re-use easier for software and in the case of documents where we grant permissive licensing.