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The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an organization's purpose is to develop open standards so that the Web evolves in a single direction rather than being splintered among competing factions.

W3C is an international consortium where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards.

Organizations located all over the world and involved in many different fields join W3C to participate in a vendor-neutral forum for the creation of Web standards.

Mr. Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web and others created W3C as an industry consortium dedicated to building consensus around Web technologies. The W3C activities are being coordinated by MIT (Cambridge, MA, USA), INRIA (France) and Keio University (Japan). The W3C Team includes 65 people working from locations across the globe.

Seeding Efforts at India

DeitY is also participating in World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) activities, by becoming the affiliate member of the World Wide Consortium. A Project "Web Internationalization Initiative" has been initiated with the objective of adequate representation of Indic scripts/ languages in the Web Technology Standards being evolved by W3C.

About W3C India Office

A W3C Office is a regional arm that helps recruit Members and promote W3C technology. The primary roles of a W3C Office are to Associate stake-holders in the region by introducing them to W3C, developing relationships with local technology or policy leaders, and guiding organizations through the steps for joining W3C. The W3C Offices play an important role in maintaining W3C’s Membership base, which is fundamental to W3C's operations. W3C offices will Provide support for existing W3C Members in the region and also Provide feedback to W3C on regional issues (for example, in support of W3C's Internationalization Activity). They promote the adoption of W3C Recommendations with a particular attention to the local languages and cultures and Initiate translations and help others translate W3C materials and promote their dissemination. W3C Offices establise National Level Special Interest Groups (SIGs) in Technology Intensive areas and generate national recommendations for interacting with W3C.

For more Information Please Visit:www.w3cindia.in

Roles and Objectives

The Main Work of W3C India Office is to Promot W3C standards in active collaboration with all stake holders and Consolidation of earlier work in the form of concrete recommendations and taking them to W3C for inclusion in the web standards. Another Objective of W3C India Office is active participation in W3C development of all future web technology standards and ensuring proper and correct representations of Indian Languages specific requirements in W3C web standards and To Create Standards that are Open, Technically consistent, Interoperable, Extensible, Integrated to the Web Architecture, IP unencumbered, Compactable with Indian Languages.
For more Information Please Visit:www.w3.org

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