[X3D-Public] Fwd: Sir Tim Berners-Lee Joins Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Others To Open the Web Platform

cbullard at hiwaay.net cbullard at hiwaay.net
Thu Nov 1 09:17:36 PDT 2012

Well, since you put it that way... :)

I think I understand what they want to achieve,  I'm sceptical they can
get the expertise and keep it active.

Several fronts are converging such as the increasing problems of the  
producer/artist community with piracy and the movements to combat that  
with the faceoffs of the industry giants with each other.   As always,  
industry standards are there to help but it is difficult while  
standards can also be used to aid the content pirates who themselves  
are increasingly aligned with or members of criminal organizations  
such as Las Zetas.   This is the elephant that will not go away.

Open standards while they may not prevent IP theft are at least not  
aligned with any of the players who are alternating between battling  
each other and using the content as a hostage and profit bait.    
Brains however, have to eat and will have increasing difficulty  
staying on the sidelines.

It is imperative that the nation states earnestly and enforceably  
converge on equitable fair solutions for intellectual property and  
content exploitation.


Quoting Don Brutzman <brutzman at nps.edu>:

> On 10/30/2012 7:39 PM, cbullard at hiwaay.net wrote:
>> It reads like an AI Bot wrote it.
>> Perhaps I am simply curmudgeonly but I'm increasingly sceptical of  
>> projects like this.  Why?  Isn't this kind of openness and  
>> accessibility to information precisely what the search engines  
>> provide now?
> well, uh, um, ...
> It looks to me like
> - they are trying to make Open Web standards mashup move understandable
> - most experts only specialize in a few areas, not all, so common  
> resource might help
> Currently if you search for something like 'html table border' you get
> - w3schools.com help page with lots of advertising, information usually ok
> - somebody's blog post 'how i made tables work' or somesuch
> - W3C recommendation, which is not for faint of heart
> So a coherent educational/reference resource for authors can't hurt.
> Their goal statement:
>> Web Platform Docs is a new community-driven site that aims to  
>> become a comprehensive and authoritative source for web developer  
>> documentation. Even though Web Platform Docs is still in alpha, you  
>> can already find lots of valuable content on the site, including  
>> information on:
>>     How to use features of the open web, with syntax and examples
>>     What platforms and devices you can use various technologies on
>>     What is the current standardization, stability and  
>> implementation status of each technology specification
>> In the future, Web Platform Docs will include even more content for  
>> you to explore such as live code examples, resources for educators  
>> and much more. To get there faster, we’d like to invite you to also  
>> contribute your knowledge. We hope you will join us!
> Blog:  http://blog.webplatform.org
> What I'd love to see is our community working to connect outwards  
> and show that X3D (plus X3DOM evolution) is a natural fit for the  
> Open Web Platform.
> all the best, Don
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