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Solid Community Group

The Solid project aims to improve privacy and data ownership on the Web through a proposed set of conventions and tools for building decentralized social applications.

The mission of the Solid Community Group is to try to reshape the web by fostering a new breed of applications with capabilities above and beyond anything that exists today. Participants in this group will create applications, author technical specifications, and capture best practices.

Participants in this group who contribute to the Solid code base should also review the guidelines and best practices for contributing to the Solid project.

This group will publish Specifications.

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The Solid project aims to improve privacy and data ownership on the Web through a proposed set of conventions and tools for building decentralized social applications.

The mission of the Solid Community Group is to try to reshape the web by fostering a new breed of applications with capabilities above and beyond anything that exists today. Participants in this group will create applications, author technical specifications, and capture best practices.

Participants in this group who contribute to the Solid code base should also review the guidelines and best practices for contributing to the Solid project.

This group will publish Specifications.


In order to join the group, you will need a W3C account. Please note, however, that W3C Membership is not required to join a Community Group.

This is a community initiative. This group was originally proposed on 2018-10-02 by Melvin Carvalho. The following people supported its creation: Melvin Carvalho, Gregg Kellogg, Dan Brickley, Jose Emilio Labra Gayo, Roman Evstifeev, Andy Seaborne, Peter Bruhn Andersen, Thomas Francart. W3C’s hosting of this group does not imply endorsement of the activities.

The group must now choose a chair. Read more about how to get started in a new group and good practice for running a group.

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W3C Community Development Team