In case you are living under a rock, you know by now that there is a new logo for HTML5 released by the amazing W3C Team. The logo is under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported. It means you can play with it and makes your own version, make fun of it or with it, etc. That. is. cool.
Some vapid comments were made about collapsing all technologies under the umbrella of HTML5. Like it or not, the HTML5 word itself became the flag of an idea for Open Web Technologies for most people. W3C has been reproached in the past to not embrace the crowd, I'm pretty sure they will now be reproached to embrace it. So far what I have read on different venues on Internet is a lot of positive comments.
- Daniel Davis (Opera) released an extension to detect the HTML5 doctype.
- Bruce Lawson got a new outfit
- David Storey created another SVG version of the logo.
- Tristan, long standing French advocate for Web Standards finds it "superbe".
- Jean Paoli at Microsoft is happy too and reminds us that they dedicate 0.07% of their staff resources to W3C Working Groups: “66 participants in 38 technical groups” on 89,000 employees.
Opera has a lot less employees, around 750 according to Wikipedia which makes it 5% of its workforce participating to W3C. Not bad.