Our Work Here Is Done
Aaron Gustafson, on the decision to close down the Web Standards Project:
While there is still work to be done, the sting of the WaSP is no longer necessary. So it is time for us to close down The Web Standards Project.
Thanks to the hard work of countless WaSP members and supporters (like you), Tim Berners-Lee’s vision of the web as an open, accessible, and universal community is largely the reality.
It’s a measure of the Web Standards Project’s importance that we listed it right at the top of our book’s list of resources, second only to the W3C. As we put it:
We have the Web Standards Project to thank for the standards-compliant browser support we’ve now come to expect as a matter of course. Before it was established, standards support among browser makers was less than stellar to say the least, so thank you WaSP.
Farewell WaSP, and thank you.