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[update], W3C had 443 members. W3C also engages in education and outreach, develops software and serves as an open forum for discussion about the Web.
|Formation||1 October 1994|
|Purpose||Developing protocols and guidelines that ensure long-term growth for the Web.|
|Headquarters||Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States|
|446 member organizations|