W3C Community Groups

How To Effect Lasting, Global Change

Modus Operandi

If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That's the only lasting thing you can create.
Chuck Palahniuk

Web Technologists

One of the best positions to enact global change.

... but how do you do this?

Vint Cerf
TCP/IP

Source: Stanford

Tim Berners-Lee
HTML, HTTP, URLs

Source: CERN

The Arab Spring - Tahrir Square - Mubarak Resigns

Source: Jonathan Rashad

Occupy Wall Street

Source: Paul Stein

The Arab Spring or Occupy Wall Street was not a result of the Web.

Standards

The Standardization Process

Sausage Factory Standards Making Model

Source: National Library of Ireland on The Commons

The Problems with the Sausage Factory

W3C Community Groups

W3C Community Benefits

W3C Community Group Case Study: Web Payments

Source: David Shankbone

The Problems with Money and Society

Community Communication: MIC CHECK!

Source: David Shankbone
We the people,
need to change our
banking and financial systems to
be more like the Web -
open protocols,
transparent in design,
decentralized and secure.
Nobody should own
the network.
The fundamental mechanism
of sending money
to those we want to reward
and raising money from those
that want to support us
should be accessible
to all the worlds people.

W3C Web Payments Community Group

Start-up Timeframe

Current Status

Other W3C Community Groups

An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.
Siddhārtha Gautama

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