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Looking back at TPAC 2018; public release of W3C Strategic Highlights

TPAC 2018, held 22–26 October in Lyon, France, was our combined Technical Plenary / Advisory Committee Meetings Week and brought together W3C technical groups (including a selection of the W3C Community Groups), the W3C Advisory Board, the W3C TAG and the W3C Advisory Committee for an exciting week of coordinated work and invaluable face to face […]
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W3C Strategic Highlights for Spring 2018 and Advisory Committee Meeting

W3C held its annual meeting mid-May in Berlin, Germany. It was a very engaging meeting that many found excellent, with a good range of sessions, a clear structure and good audience participation. The W3C Advisory Board had worked very closely with me, feeling the pulse of the membership, understanding what topics needed conversation. The planning […]
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WHATWG Working Mode Changes

Earlier today, the WHATWG announced a new organization structure. W3C is flattered that WHATWG has adopted many shared features that are extremely positive for the web community. Among the features of the revised organization (some of which have happened prior to this announcement) that I think are excellent are: A Royalty-Free patent policy aligned with […]
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Last week’s may be our best TPAC ever; W3C Strategic Highlights

TPAC 2017, which we held last week next to the San Francisco airport, was a very successful event, where more than 600 participants registered, over 250 were drawn by our Developer Meetup, 150 members from the global publishing community participated at the first W3C Publishing Summit, while our first W3C Executive Forum attracted over 50 senior […]
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Join experts, innovators and inventors at the inaugural W3C Executive Forum

Our mission is to lead the Web to its full potential. For decades W3C, with our members, have had a leadership role in driving strategic conversations about emerging technologies and their impact on business. On November 8 2017, in the heart of Silicon Valley,  W3C will host the inaugural W3C Executive Forum with industry leaders, thought […]
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Reflections on the EME debate

For the past several years we have engaged in one of the most divisive debates in the history of the W3C Community. This is the debate about whether W3C should release the Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) Recommendation without requiring that vendors provide a covenant that protects security and interoperability researchers. This debate is an offshoot […]
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“Fixing the Web” with Jeff Jaffe, Brewster Kahle and Steven Gordon

On 14 July 2017, W3C CEO Jeff Jaffe (MIT ’76) was featured as part of an MIT Alumni Association Panel “Fixing the Web” with Brewster Kahle, (’82) Founder and Digital Librarian, Internet Archive and Steven Gordon (’75), Professor of IT Management, Babson College. When talking about the history of the Web and Tim Berners-Lee, Jeff noted that after […]
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W3C Strategic Highlights for Spring 2017 and Advisory Committee Meeting

W3C held its annual meeting late April in Beijing. The theme of the meeting was “Vision for W3C“. During the meeting we released the W3C Strategic Highlights for Spring 2017, a comprehensive report of W3C’s vision and focus; had informative discussions from industry presenters and keynote speakers, heard about priorities of the W3C Advisory Board […]
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28th birthday of the Web

Today, Sunday 12 March, 2017, the W3C celebrates the 28th birthday of the Web. We are honored to work with our Director, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, and our members to create standards for the Web for All and the Web on Everything. Under Tim’s continuing leadership, hundreds of member organizations and thousands of engineers world-wide work on […]
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