The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the main international standards organization for the World Wide Web (abbreviated WWW or W3).
Founded and currently led by Tim Berners-Lee at MIT, the consortium is made up of member organizations which maintain full-time staff for the purpose of working together in the development of standards for the World Wide Web. As of September 7, 2013, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has 383 members.
W3C also engages in education and outreach, develops software and serves as an open forum for discussion about the Web.
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