The Global Web Technology Workshop was held by the Future Web Forum in Seoul, Korea on Mar. 16. It was sponsored by Microsoft Korea, Mozilla Corporation and Opera Software Korea. Over 200 people attended this meeting. Please refer to the press release in English and this event. I’ll write an atmosphere and response of people in workshop.
Mr. Goodhyun Kim, Microsoft evangelist talked about Korean web ecosystem in view of Microsoft as a platform provider. He said that it’s very normal the extending desire of user-experience using emerging technology. But, the alteration of structure is very dangerous because of making home-brew system. He spoke Korean ActiveX issue was originated by that over extensions in user experience. Also he said that Windows Vista prohibits change of structure and offers rich web technology crossed over operating systems.
Mr. Suyong Wang, CEO of Mint Technology introduced Safari’s feature and development. He said Apple is not browser vendor and want to offer various rich web gateway such as Dashboard, RSS feeds based on excellent desktop platform.
After each speech, four speakers talked about Korean situation and trends of global web technology. Mr. Jonghong Jeon, W3C Korea and ETRI was the moderator in this panel discussion for one half hours.
All of them discussed domestic Active X issues and how to solve that problem. All agreed that alternative technologies must be offered and the social and legal changes are essential. According to postscripts of attendee in blogosphere, they could recognize the trend of global web technology and the way for Korea to go in future.
p.s. Microsoft Korea prepared t-shirts with logo “open”. “e” meant the IE.
You can see more photographs in Flickr for this event.