Last week at OSCON, David Recordon gave a presentation in which he announced the creation of the Open Web Foundation. The Open Web Foundation appears to be modeled on the Apache Software Foundation, with the objective of "building a lightweight framework to help communities deal with the legal requirements necessary to create successful and widely adopted specification."
"The foundation is trying to break the trend of creating separate foundations for each specification, coming out of the realization that we could come together and generalize our efforts. The details regarding membership, governance, sponsorship, and intellectual property rights will be posted for public review and feedback in the following weeks."
"As we work out the fine details of the foundation, we invite and encourage individuals to come and join the discussion. To ask questions please visit our Q&A page. You are also invited to join the community and discuss ideas and specifications you would like to see developed within the foundation."