what does "open web" mean to you?

Update: This poll is now closed – we’ll post some results once we’ve analyzed them – thanks for helping!

We’re running a short survey to find out what the phrase “open web” means to web developers. What does that phrase mean to you?


It’s an anonymous survey and will probably take you less than a minute to respond to.

Since it’s a survey that only allows you to use about 200 characters you’ll have to be short and simple. And we don’t want to poison people by offering suggestions – we’re curious about people’s honest responses.

We’ll post a summary if we get enough results.



  1. siznax

    an open web is one in which the standards and protocols of the infrastructure, interfaces, and display of information is open to the scrutiny of any individual or party – unencumbered by commercial, political, or special interest entities – in such a way as to foster rapid, progressive innovation of the web, independent of the content of the information being transmitted or displayed.

    September 30th, 2009 at 09:03

  2. Philippe Ameline

    Open web means both no vendor locking (open to competition) and a proper set of robust standards (open to sharing)

    September 30th, 2009 at 11:32

  3. dl

    that the predominance of main roads are not owned by anyone. that the pipelines aren’t tightened to restrict and stand on individual ability and opportunity for the few at the cost of basic opportunities of the many. that the market is open and the opportunity is not restricted unfairly. that the infrastructure is common even if the buildings are not.

    October 1st, 2009 at 15:55

  4. Ryan

    Would be great to know the outcomes of these short surveys you are doing.

    October 4th, 2009 at 20:48

  5. Christopher Blizzard

    Yep, working on that.

    October 5th, 2009 at 17:02

  6. […] it a few weeks back. People at MozaCamp Europe drew pictures and wrote tag lines about it. Blizzard surveyed about it. Over 160+ people responded (snapshot in this […]

    October 23rd, 2009 at 10:56

  7. frank goossens

    as far as I remember there hasn’t been a follow-up on this survey?

    January 19th, 2010 at 08:14

  8. Ernst

    As far as I can see there is not allot going on with these surveys, I agree, Frank Goossens… It’s the first one I found that actually exists, how many
    links to a survey does one have to click to find one?

    Anyway, I have Mozilla gripe!
    What the Hell is up with book marking, I thought IE was stupid expanding
    every single folder but FireFox you click the, pardon the expression, shit out
    of it to get where you want to be. In other words can we please make FireFox more cumbersome and throw more Book Mark options in., pretty please! Beyond, book mark this page, book marks menu, unsorted book marks, blah-blah and so on, how about just add to Book Marks, and let the user navigate to a folder of his or her creation, I hate FireFoxes system of
    saving web pages, almost enough to quit it!

    Ernst Johan Zander

    PS: Even stupid Capcha here, unbelievable

    October 28th, 2010 at 08:17

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