Announcing the Open Web Foundation

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Today at OSCON, we’d like to announce the creation of the Open Web Foundation, an organization that will help the creation and acceptance of Open Web. As the web grows there is an increasing need for interoperability between sites. As Tim recently wrote:

I believe that we’re collectively working on an Internet Operating System, and that it will ultimately look more like Unix than it looks like Windows. That is, it will be an aggregate of best of breed tools produced by an army of independent actors, all playing by the same rules so that those tools work together to produce a whole greater than the sum of the parts.

To make sure that we working towards the same goal foundations (like OpenID) and specs (like OAuth) are created. Each time some of the same mistakes are made. The Open Web Foundation’s goal it to provide a home for community created specs. with mentorship, resources and infrastructure. Hopefully this will help teams spend time on making the spec.

The Open Web Foundation is being announced today, but we don’t have all the answers. Join the conversation via the mailing list, our Q&A, or tonight’s OSCON BOF and help us figure them out.

Here are the slides from David Recordon’s announcement this morning.

There are of course others posting on this. You can read more from Scott Kveton and Dawn Foster.

Update: Here is the official announcement and David Recordon’s post.

Update 2: Joi Ito has now posted.

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  • Anne Onimos

    “Today at OSCON, we’d like to announce the creation of the Open Web Foundation, an organizations that will help the creation and acceptance of As the web grows . . .”

    Acceptance of what?

  • http://www.axis-of-aevil.net/ hfb

    Anne – Acceptance of yet even more foundations proposing to solve a problem that many had no idea existed because people think that merely tacking on the word ‘foundation’ ennobles the entire umbrella of issues. You’d think any number of the other ‘open’ foundations could fill the need, but incorporating a 501(c)(3) of your own seems to be the form of reinventing the wheel of the late 00s. :)

  • http://www.arcanology.com Al

    Strange that you guys didn’t bother to get Mozilla involved…