The Heroes of the Internet Believed in Open Standards

Posted on October 29th, 2014

Recently, Computer Weekly highlighted five heroes of the web. Below is a compilation of these heroes and significant moments, considered the most influential people and breakthroughs in the development of the Internet as we know it today. Tim Berners-Lee Source: Georgia Oetker In the early 1990’s document access systems were closed, proprietary and single-user in […]

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OpenStand’s Two Year Anniversary: A Look Back and a Look Forward

Posted on October 22nd, 2014

In the wake of OpenStand’s two year anniversary, we’d like to take a moment to recognize the support of OpenStand partners and advocates. The goal of OpenStand remains simple: to mobilize ongoing, global support for the application of open, market-driven principles in technology and standards development, and keep development open to a worldwide community of […]

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W3C at 20: Expanding with OpenStand in Mind

Posted on October 17th, 2014

I joined the W3C staff in 1997 as a technical writer. My first assignment was to work on the W3C Process Document, which describes how W3C turns ideas into standards. My understanding of what happened before I arrived is that W3C Members had begun in 1996 to demand a more formal description of how the […]

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Infographic: Finding Open Standards in Digital Life

Posted on October 9th, 2014

Every day, online and offline, open standards benefit humanity.  In our modern world, posting blog content, searching the web and sending/receiving mail has become second nature – and many of the underpinning technologies that support these tasks leverage open standards. To illustrate how this works in her life, Anna, the Community Manager at phpList, created the […]

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SVG: The Open Standards of Graphic Design

Posted on October 1st, 2014

OpenStand principles are applied to applications everyday.  One example of this can be seen in a commonly used standard file format used by the print and digital design community, known as Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG).  A member of the Libre Graphics Magazine community recently highlighted SVG as one of their favorite open standards because they […]

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