The web has gone a long way since its inception and its future is now being decided by major stakeholders including the active users. But as in any decision-making process, there are conflicting opinions and objections to what’s being proposed.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the body that will decide on the web’s future. However, it does not decide solely on its own. The body’s decision will also be based on the proposals of groups that are part of the consortium. Currently, the W3C Advisory Committee is made up of 377 representatives coming from various organizations (companies, universities and non-profit groups) belonging to different industries.
The main issue being debated on is the inclusion of the digital rights management (DRM) into HTML 5. While there are groups that go for the DRM inclusion, there are also groups that are against this move. [Read more…]