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'Centrality of W3C as the Web Accelerates to Meet Society's Growing Needs' by Jeff Jaffe
Jeff Jaffe writes the following in a blog post for the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C):
[W]e are releasing to the public the April 2021 edition of the W3C Strategic Highlights, our semi-annual report about the tremendous work to enhance, grow and strengthen the Web platform. This document focuses on progress in key areas of the web, how the Web Consortium meets the needs of industry and society as a whole.
[The end of April] marks the anniversary of the release of the World Wide Web into the public domain, for general use, and at no cost, on 30 April 1993 by CERN. This quiet gesture, advocated by Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, has had implications beyond what anyone imagined at that time. …
The W3C Community has helped weave a Web that empowers all of us to expand our potential as humans. W3C global web standards are the building blocks for more than a billion web sites, trillions of dollars of online commerce, and myriad transformative phenomena. …
If there was ever a question about the mission of the Web Consortium to build a web that works for all of humanity—the last 14 months have brought our calling into absolute clarity. We are proud that the Web Consortium’s work has been essential to the ways in which our world has met the challenge of the past year of crisis and in providing solutions for what will come next.
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