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Facebook Joins Open Web Docs as Lead Funder

May 4, 2021ByAkersh Srivastava

Facebook is excited to announce that it is sponsoring Open Web Docs as a lead funder and member of the Governing Committee. As a leading user of, and contributor to, web-based technologies and browsers, Facebook understands how important quality documentation is to the education and productivity of developers.

Together, Open Web Docs and Facebook will work to ensure developer documentation remains high quality, help drive shared content opportunities with other frameworks, and showcase an even wider array of browsers that adhere to the MDN-documented technologies,” said Joel Marcey, ecosystem lead on Facebook’s Open Source Developer Advocacy team, and Open Web Docs Governing Committee member.

"Well-maintained, free-to-use, vendor-agnostic documentation is essential for a robust and open web platform,” said Florian Scholz, Open Web Docs Content Lead. “Open Web Docs is thrilled to have Facebook's support for this cause."

Facebook will also be joining the Steering Committee, where it will propose potential projects for its shared roadmaps and, if agreed upon, execute those plans in order to ensure Open Web Docs is working on the highest impact projects for web developers, from adding quality documentation as new JavaScript features are released to completing the PWA developer guide to ushering in documentation for new XR-based web technologies.

We see the web, both 2D and Immersive, as an important part of the overall XR user and developer experience. In order to better support the XR ecosystem, we are strong proponents of high-quality information for developers targeting browsers on all XR devices. Open Web Docs is a perfect initiative to help drive and showcase these types of underrepresented documentation,” said Dave Hill, Oculus Engineering Manager.

Facebook’s sponsorship will contribute to the hiring of full-time Open Web Docs technical writing staff, as well as continue the investment in the future of web platform documentation.