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An important week for the Web Literacy Standard

As I’ve already intimated in Preparing for v1.0 of the Web Literacy Standard we’ve done plenty of work over the summer on getting the Standard into shape. We’re on the home straight with the final community call this Monday where we’ll draw a line in the sand.

Long jump

Yesterday I had a conversation with, amongst other people, Mark Surman (CEO, Mozilla Foundation) and Brett Gaylor (Senior Director, Webmaker). We decided some things:

  • For the Mozilla Festival release at the end of October we’ll be referencing ‘version 1.0 of a Web Literacy Standard specification’. We need to test it out before we can call it an actual ‘Standard’.
  • Machine-readability is still on the roadmap, but we’re only going for the Standard in a human-readable format for MozFest. That’s because of the above bullet point but also for engineering reasons.
  • The Standard will live on webmaker.org under /standard.
  • We’ll probably be using the Creative Commons CC-BY license.

I’ve been going through the Google Doc we’ve been using in preparation for v1.0. The process has been very democratic up to now, but I had to put my BDFL hat on to get some of the issues resolved. Quite a few have been punted to discussions happening post-MozFest.

There’s still time to add comments if you have some!


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