W3C celebrates its 20th anniversary

October 5, 2014 8:52:21 AM by
This month W3C celebrates its 20th anniversary ( Follow the event online with ). It was created in 1994 "to develop the World-Wide Web into a global information infrastructure capable of supporting commercial as well as research activities."

In a 1994 press release about the launch of W3C, Director Tim Berners-Lee explained:

“The decision to form the consortium came at the urging of many firms investing increasing resources into the Web, whether in creation of software products, selling information, or for sharing information within their own companies, with business partners and the public at large.”

Join W3C at the W3C 20th Anniversary Symposium and Gala Dinner on 29 October in Santa Clara, California.

See also the W3C Blog entry.