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"We support the Open Web"

Maybe it's how amazing it is to see what is happening with the Presidential Election which is getting me all excited, but I have to say I'm feeling very patriotic about the future of the Open Web. A lot has happened over the past year and the Open Web is increasingly in the limelight. There are a growing number of companies that you'd never think about having strategies to deal with the Open Web -- except maybe to thwart it -- who are embracing it and working collaboratively, building real communities, and shipping working code that shows just how important it is. So this morning I read Inventing contact schemas for fun and profit! (Ugh) about how Yahoo! (following Microsoft and then Google) released their own address book API with at least the public commitment to supporting open specifications in the future. The Next-Gen Web: HTML5 - Will We Ever See A Real Standard? which provides a historical look at how HTML has evolved, where it is going, and why things like Gears are playing such an important role in driving the Open Web forward. All the time while continuing to digest Facebook's fbOpen platform with articles such as Facebook adopts the CPAL poison pill floating around in my head.

(I grabbed a few cards of good community players that I had laying around and could fit in the frame)

We truly are in an inflection point when it comes to the future of the web. Today I'm wearing my "I support the Open Web" wristband which Mozilla gave away at OSCON last year. So what are you doing to support the Open Web and bring about change?


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Jun. 5th, 2008 06:33 pm (UTC)
I too am feeling more optimistic than ever about the opening up of the social web, and I'm an optimistic guy to start with! ;)
Jun. 8th, 2008 02:08 am (UTC)
Things are definitely starting to take off. If nothing else, mentioning OpenID in most general tech circles no longer results in confused blank stares. Not everyone is on board with full support, but we're gradually getting there. The big players have talked a lot about supporting portability, and we're starting to see some actual results.

Things are moving in the right direction. Things are becoming more open.
Sep. 22nd, 2008 10:03 pm (UTC)
Cool text!
well done, man
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