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Philosophy of the Web Community Group created

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Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2012 14:03:15 +0000
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W3C has launched the Philosophy of the Web Community Group:


Many philosophical issues have arisen in the technical design of Web
standards over the years. Philosophical conundrums sometimes seem out of
context in the light of seemingly more pressing technical problems. Yet,
the very fact that these philosophical problems are constantly raised
indicates that they are not easily dispensed with, but should instead be
the focus of serious and ongoing long-term discussions.

This is why this CG aims at undertaking such discussions, even
outsourcing them to alleviate the task of other groups. To clarify the
goal of this CG: it should not be a place to do unconstrained
philosophical research but rather a forum to examine issues arising from
the W3C technical community. Open discussion and precise descriptions of
the minutiae of the Web will help guide the work in the CG, which should
output short guides on precise topics to help case progress and
discussions in other groups. The PhiloWeb Community group aims to
undertake such discussions by bringing together experts from the web and
the philosophical community to help the task of "philosophical
engineering", a term coined by Tim Berners-Lee.


In order to join the group, you will need a W3C Account. To request one:

If you believe that there is an issue with this group that requires
the attention of the W3C staff, please send us email on

Thank you,
W3C Community Development Team
Received on Tuesday, 17 April 2012 14:03:24 UTC

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