This week at W3C: DRM in HTML5, Web Designer beta, W3C 19th anniversary, etc.

This is the 27 September – 4 October 2013 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 related Twitter buzz

[What was tweeted frequently, what caught my attention. Most recent first (popularity is flagged with a figure —number of times the same URIs or tweet was quoted/RTed.]

W3C in the Press (or blogs)

18 articles this week. A selection follows. Highlights:

  • DRM in HTML5 (7 articles, in Russian, French, Dutch, English)
  • Google launches public beta of Web Designer

[Most recent first. Find keywords and more on our Press clippings]

OpenStand (3 October), Statement from OpenStand on the Strengths of the OpenStand Principles

Electronic Frontier Foundation (2 October), Lowering Your Standards: DRM and the Future of the W3C

Boing Boing (2 October), W3C green-lights adding DRM to the Web’s standards, says it’s OK for your browser to say “I can’t let you do that, Dave”

ITworld (1 October), See – and hear – what it was like to surf the web 20 years ago

The Next Web (30 September), Google launches public beta of Web Designer, a free design tool for creating HTML5 ads and campaigns

The Hill’s Hillicon Valley (30 September), New California law may push other Do Not Track effort

MIT News (30 September), Building disaster-relief phone apps on the fly

Forbes (28 September), HTML5 is the Future of Book Authorship

7 thoughts on “This week at W3C: DRM in HTML5, Web Designer beta, W3C 19th anniversary, etc.

  1. Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to DRM
    The W3C as an organization should not pursuit this, it is a bias behaviour.

  2. IF DRM and EME became the w3c standards, I dont follow w3c … you will be rejected by open web developers like me…
    W3C choose companies instead people privacy…

  3. It’s time to build another Web now! And free this time.
    What you did was cool Tim, but this time has gone, I think maybe we’ll remember your name.

  4. Tim said once he is totally for open web. A few days later he announces that DRM will become part of w3c – so he finally get bought by the MPAA, the newest member?

    Sorry, this is a pyrrhic victory if he gets flash banned for price of DRM.

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