Math contents today are well rendered in Firefox and WebKit-based browsers. We believe they will be greatly accessible once MathML gets implemented in the most widely used browser, Chrome, which accounts for 60% of market share in desktop and 85% of market share in mobile platforms. We are seeking funding from the STEM publishing industry and organizations from the education and scientific sector that would benefit from the MathML implementation in Chrome and other Chromium-based browsers.
Why fund raising? MathML implementation requires a substantial development effort that requires a team of browser experts working for more than a year to ship the initial implementation. This is one of the main reasons why we think collective funding is a great initiative as it would mean enabling MathML in all open source browsers with partial investment from the beneficiary organization.
The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is the primary sponsor of this project through a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. They have shown a great support on the MathML in Chromium initiative and will be sponsoring the main part of the project.
We are very happy to have their support and we really hope more companies/organizations could join them to help us in the development of extra features, improvement of test coverage and interoperability, in addition to retake the work around MathML standard at W3C.
We are happy to discuss other special sponsorship options if you are interested in contributing. Your interest and sponsorship can make MathML a reality in all open source web engines.
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