Open Web Foundation to be announced

Chris Saad has announced that the Open Web Foundation is being set up to aid in the governance of data portability technologies on his blog.

The Data Portability group has done a sterling job in evangelising and ensuring that their ideas are on the roadmap. The data silos are gradually being brought together (though I wonder if services like JISCmail and insitutional repositories should also be joining in).

I truly hope that the new Foundation is receptive and also welcomes the academic “market” and conitinues and extends efforts to leverage the web as an open platform for sharing.