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Web @ 25, W3C @ 20 – Creating an Agile Web Standards Ecosystem

This post appears in full on webat25.org. Last week I wrote about the future direction of the Open Web Platform. The success of the Web emanates from numerous sources. Its success comes from the basic idea of the Web, generations of innovators who have found better ways to utilize the Web, investments by companies to […]
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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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