W3C CEO blog – First posting – March 8, 2010

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A few simple reflections as I begin my new role at W3C.

The role

The World Wide Web is easily the most revolutionary development that has changed not only information technology, but everything about business, education, entertainment, and information retrieval.

The World Wide Web consortium is the singular organization that leads the web to its full potential with its protocols and guidelines.

I am honored to be here, I am honored to work with Tim Berners-Lee, and excited to play a role in this mission.


My most immediate priority is to preserve and enhance the W3C culture of having an open consensus-based process. This works well today, but I also need an effective and open high-bandwidth communications path with the large, diverse, and global set of stakeholders of the W3C.

One part of that is blogging. I intend to post often and invite comments. This will be a good way for people to engage in public discussion with me on issues of importance to the organization.

Not every issue will show up on a blog. To cover different issues, or if people are more comfortable with email, they are also welcome to send their thoughts to jeff@w3.org. I intend to be responsive but also ask your patience as I adapt to this new role.

Another priority for me is to climb a steep learning curve in a short amount of time. Accordingly, I’ll save comments on other topics until I learn some more. Meanwhile, feel free to contact me with your ideas, aspirations, and concerns relative to W3C.

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