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Full Potential: Who's counting?

Jonathan Chetwynd
Full Potential: Who's counting?

Ian,

Who is tasked with measuring and reporting on how or indeed whether W3C is fulfilling it's stated objective?

Is this an external and independent body?

Where are their reports published?

regards

Jonathan Chetwynd
Accessibility Consultant on Media Literacy and the Internet

The first phase of the Web is human communication though shared knowledge.

The Consortium exists as a place for those companies for whom the Web is essential to meet and agree on the common underpinnings that will allow everyone to go forward. 

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential.

W3C Members include vendors of technology products and services, content providers, corporate users, research laboratories, standards bodies, and governments, all of whom work to reach consensus on a direction for the Web.

 W3C's mission is to lead the Web to its full potential, which it does by developing technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) that will create a forum for information, commerce, inspiration, independent thought, and collective understanding.

Today this universe benefits society by enabling new forms of human communication and opportunities to share knowledge. One of W3C's primary goals is to make these benefits available to all people, whatever their hardware, software, network infrastructure, native language, culture, geographical location, or physical or mental ability.

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Re: Full Potential: Who's counting?

Ian Jacobs-2
On Wed, 2007-10-10 at 13:17 +0100, "~:'' ありがとうございました。"
wrote:
> Full Potential: Who's counting?
>
>
> Ian,

> Who is tasked with measuring and reporting on how or indeed whether
> W3C is fulfilling it's stated objective?
> Is this an external and independent body?
> Where are their reports published?

Jonathan,

I am not aware of any ongoing evaluation of W3C as a whole by any
organization. It might indeed be useful to have an external review
of W3C, to compare its operations to those of like bodies, and
to suggest improvements.

 _ Ian

>
> regards
>
> Jonathan Chetwynd
> Accessibility Consultant on Media Literacy and the Internet
>
>
> http://www.w3.org/1998/02/Potential.html
> The first phase of the Web is human communication though shared
> knowledge.
>
>
> The Consortium exists as a place for those companies for whom the Web
> is essential to meet and agree on the common underpinnings that will
> allow everyone to go forward.
>
>
> http://www.w3.org/
> The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops interoperable
> technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead
> the Web to its full potential.
>
>
> http://www.w3.org/Consortium/org.html#public
> W3C Members include vendors of technology products and services,
> content providers, corporate users, research laboratories, standards
> bodies, and governments, all of whom work to reach consensus on a
> direction for the Web.
>
>
> http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Points/
>  W3C's mission is to lead the Web to its full potential, which it does
> by developing technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and
> tools) that will create a forum for information, commerce,
> inspiration, independent thought, and collective understanding.
>
>
> Today this universe benefits society by enabling new forms of human
> communication and opportunities to share knowledge. One of W3C's
> primary goals is to make these benefits available to all people,
> whatever their hardware, software, network infrastructure, native
> language, culture, geographical location, or physical or mental
> ability.
>
>
--
Ian Jacobs ([hidden email])   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs/
Tel:                     +1 718 260-9447

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Re: Full Potential: Who's counting?

Jonathan Chetwynd

Ian,

thanks, it's encouraging to know that an external review of W3C is  
already under consideration.

You'll understand my concern is that the vast majority of naive web  
surfers are not represented in the W3C process. Some of these  
concerns are elucidated in a recent talk to CETIS "Putting the User  
at the Heart of the W3C Process"

regards

Jonathan Chetwynd
Accessibility Consultant on Media Literacy and the Internet

A transcript with links, together with an .mp3 recording.
http://wiki.cetis.ac.uk/Putting_the_User_at_the_Heart_of_the_W3C_Process




On 10 Oct 2007, at 13:29, Ian B. Jacobs wrote:

On Wed, 2007-10-10 at 13:17 +0100, "~:'' ありがとうございま
した。"
wrote:
> Full Potential: Who's counting?
>
>
> Ian,

> Who is tasked with measuring and reporting on how or indeed whether
> W3C is fulfilling it's stated objective?
> Is this an external and independent body?
> Where are their reports published?

Jonathan,

I am not aware of any ongoing evaluation of W3C as a whole by any
organization. It might indeed be useful to have an external review
of W3C, to compare its operations to those of like bodies, and
to suggest improvements.

  _ Ian

>
> regards
>
> Jonathan Chetwynd
> Accessibility Consultant on Media Literacy and the Internet
>
>
> http://www.w3.org/1998/02/Potential.html
> The first phase of the Web is human communication though shared
> knowledge.
>
>
> The Consortium exists as a place for those companies for whom the Web
> is essential to meet and agree on the common underpinnings that will
> allow everyone to go forward.
>
>
> http://www.w3.org/
> The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops interoperable
> technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead
> the Web to its full potential.
>
>
> http://www.w3.org/Consortium/org.html#public
> W3C Members include vendors of technology products and services,
> content providers, corporate users, research laboratories, standards
> bodies, and governments, all of whom work to reach consensus on a
> direction for the Web.
>
>
> http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Points/
>  W3C's mission is to lead the Web to its full potential, which it does
> by developing technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and
> tools) that will create a forum for information, commerce,
> inspiration, independent thought, and collective understanding.
>
>
> Today this universe benefits society by enabling new forms of human
> communication and opportunities to share knowledge. One of W3C's
> primary goals is to make these benefits available to all people,
> whatever their hardware, software, network infrastructure, native
> language, culture, geographical location, or physical or mental
> ability.
>
>
--
Ian Jacobs ([hidden email])   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs/
Tel:                     +1 718 260-9447