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This Iconic Standards Body Is Going Nonprofit 28 Years After its Formation

Change happens for a reason

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is one of the most important organizational bodies on the internet, helping to manage the shape of many key technologies used on webpages the world over.

If you're reading this page—or any other—you’ve been touched by its work.

But here's a surprise: This critical organization isn't a traditional nonprofit—but rather a standards body that relies on a "hosted" model, in which the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and other established entities manage the organization. It was a model born of the moment, when the internet was in its infancy.

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