W3C: The World Wide Web Consortium

W3C: The World Wide Web Consortium

the objective of the w3c is to bring the web to its full potential which means that the web is the open mechanism for people to share information to use for commerce and for entertainment w3c gets its authority to be the driver of technical standards from the web I would say from from three sources first and foremost it was founded by the inventor of the web Tim berners-lee who created an open architecture and asked the industry through w3c to continue to develop and enhance and open architecture our second source of authority is from our membership with well over 300 members we have most of the key participants in the IT industry in the web industry participating in the conversations already and I think the third source of authority is a track record of success there was a recent Boston Globe article of the 150 most important things that MIT has ever developed for the world w3c was listed as the most important of the 150 I believe standard is the only solution the cold only standard bring us good barrels of cooperation and competition they're the Shepherd's of the specifications standards are only good if there are many participants w3c is like an open place where people can really work together on open standards everybody can use meeting different parties and different interests to see what kind of ideas they have there is enormous value for today's to participate for by their use cases their requirements and to make sure that they're also learning from w3c what is the next generation standard so that way they could be at the forefront of implementing that for their customers w3c helps us in getting time to market because it opens up the innovation for applications and services the way that we make it happen is as a convener we bring the different industries together we make sure they're having the right technical conversations and based on that we'll set up working groups which will define the technical standards that are necessary to provide the best possible experience web and TV convergence is happening right now this workshop that I'm attending right now is actually telling me that for the first time TV and web people are getting together and actually actively trying to resolve the differences in technologies I think html5 is just one way to go forward to move forward and maybe w3c with this working group will just set the standard for the T be bringing html5 also into the entertainment sector you really have to keep your ears open the whole time because very important things could could pop up at any minute by understanding what's important to other people then you can work out what the path forward is that that works well for everybody we think that the role the w3c really is to help the ecosystem lacking some group like the w3c to help provide a app an industry application platform we think what will happen is you'll see fragmentation in the space when you consider how much companies invest in R&D a small investment to be part of the conversation in w3c usually is justified because every time there is a new stone dot which comes from a big organization like the WCC it means less specific development from for us so every time we can contribute to a stand up actually we save money down the road the key is working in partnership with w3c with the requirements that are coming from this interest group the more we can have lots of different content providers lots of different contents lots of different services we think the more valuable an aggregator becomes and you need a platform like the work the w3c provides with HTML and the related standards to have that broad ecosystem be healthy who will actively join this convergence will have chance opportunity to win but who will not join this activity will lose you can never be sure that all of your requirements will be satisfied unless you actually become involved yourself w3c has been very very successful in creating one of the most important standards ever so the web so one of the beauty of that you see that everybody can be involved everybody can contribute to shape the future of web technology as much as the web has transformed every single industry over the past 20 years the new open web platform that we're creating based on html5 with rich multimedia and accessibility way all sorts of devices will transform every single industry once again you

5 thoughts to “W3C: The World Wide Web Consortium”

  1. W3c when are we going to switch to ipv6 ipv4 in is much to small there is no reason for dns servers anymore if you can move forward

  2. Isn't having companies like Google, Netflix, etc in control of internet standards like giving control over roads and power grids to companies… well… like Google, Netflix, etc.?

  3. Interesting video on w3c. Our group, Phenetics is focused on the useful benefits of the technologies involved with the consortium. Most people don't realize how much data is out there. Phenetics is working on tools that employs link data.
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  4. A broad ecosystem, a functional and reliable system, beyond movie viewing, video game playing & twittering, would seem a matter yet to be achieved. However, my evidence is only anecdotal.

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