The Open Web Foundation is made up of individuals and sponsoring companies who believe that the open web is built on technologies that are created in the open by a diversity of contributors, and which free to be used and improved upon without restriction. The Foundation is working towards creating a home for community-driven specifications. Following the open source model similar to the Apache Software Foundation, the Foundation is aimed at building a lightweight framework to help communities deal with the legal requirements necessary to create successful and widely adopted specification.
The Foundation maintains a series of open mailing lists and we encourage you to join them if you're interested in getting involved and contributing. (All mailing lists will moderate your first post as a way to reduce spam.)
Open Web Discuss - Our "general" list which generally focuses on the overall organization
Open Web Advocacy - How can we advocate for the open web and provide better resources for those looking to support the technologies behind it?
Open Web Legal - Our Legal Committee uses this group to collaboratively draft our specification license
Open Web Infrastructure - Our Infrastructure Committee uses this group to keep the site up and running
Open Web Board - A public list used for discussions surrounding the Board of the Foundation
The Open Web Foundation has nearly one-hundred individual members and membership is free. If you're interested in becoming a member, see [should write something about membership to link to]. Membership in the Foundation is not required to participate in any of the Committees or other work that is going on.
The current members of the Foundation include:
Mohd Shukri ismail
Ozgur Cem Sen
Roy T. Fielding
Every year the Membership elects a Board of Directors to oversee the mechanics of running the Foundation. The most recent election was held in August of 2008. The current Board is:
Past Directors include:
The Foundation maintains a copy of our records online which are managed by the Board's secretary.