Open Web Foundation

The Open Web Foundation is an attempt to create a home for community-driven specifications. Following the open source model similar to the Apache Software Foundation, the foundation is aimed at building a lightweight framework to help communities deal with the legal requirements necessary to create successful and widely adopted specification.

The foundation is trying to break the trend of creating separate foundations for each specification, coming out of the realization that we could come together and generalize our efforts. The details regarding membership, governance, sponsorship, and intellectual property rights will be posted for public review and feedback in the following weeks.

As we work out the fine details of the foundation, we invite and encourage individuals to come and join the discussion. To ask questions please visit our Q&A page. You are also invited to join the community and discuss ideas and specifications you would like to see developed within the foundation.

Recent Entries

Introducing the Open Web Foundation Agreement
The Open Web Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of the Open Web Foundation Agreement (OWFa). The Open Web Foundation was founded to help…
The Open Web Foundation is Growing Our Ranks
The Open Web Foundation was conceived last year to create a framework which helps communities behind open web specifications navigate…
Announcing the Open Web Foundation
This morning at OSCON, David Recordon announced the creation of the Open Web Foundation. The Open Web Foundation is an…