World Wide Web Consortium

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the main international standards organization for the World Wide Web. Founded in 1994 and currently led by Tim Berners-Lee, the consortium is made up of member organizations that maintain full-time staff working together in the development of standards for the World Wide Web. As of 21 October 2019, W3C had 443 members.[3][2] W3C also engages in education and outreach, develops software and serves as an open forum for discussion about the Web.

World Wide Web Consortium
AbbreviationW3C
Formation1 October 1994; 26 years ago (1994-10-01)
TypeStandards organization
PurposeDeveloping protocols and guidelines that ensure long-term growth for the Web.
HeadquartersCambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Location
Coordinates42°21′43.4″N 71°05′27.0″W
Region served
Worldwide
Membership
446 member organizations[2]
Director
Tim Berners-Lee
Staff
63
Websitewww.w3.org