Tuesday, April 16, 2024

World Wide Web Born 25 years ago

webworldIn March 1989 Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist working at CERN, submitted a proposal to develop a radical new way of linking and sharing information over the internet. The document was entitled Information Management: A Proposal. And so the web was born.

The first website at CERN – and in the world – was dedicated to the World Wide Web project itself. Last April CERN initiated a project to restore the first website, and to bring back the spirit of that time through its technical innovation and the founding principles of openness and freedom.

In 1993 CERN put the World Wide Web software in the public domain. CERN made the next release available with an open licence, as a more sure way to maximise its dissemination. Through these actions, making the software required to run a web server freely available, along with a basic browser and a library of code, the web was allowed to flourish.

Now Tim Berners-Lee, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the World Wide Web Foundation are launching a series of initiatives to mark the 25th anniversary of the original proposal.

In addition, Berners-Lee and the Web Foundation are launching “The web we want” campaign to promote a global dialogue and change in public policy to ensure that the web remains an open, free, accessible medium – so that everyone on the planet can participate in the free flow of knowledge, ideas and creativity online.


web_logoAbout Webat25.org

Launched 12 March 2014, this is the official anniversary site hosted by the World Wide Web Consortium and the World Wide Web Foundation to honor that important event.

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Your Web, Your Movement

timberners-leeSir Tim Berners-Lee

The Web We Want campaign is responding to threats to the future of the Web with a practical and positive vision — unleashing the power of people from around the world to defend, claim and change a Web that is for everyone. We aim to bring about real change at a national and global level.

Rooted in the vision of the UN Declaration of Human Rights and the goals of social justice, the campaign was started by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the Web, on UN Human Rights Day in Geneva.

You could help us make a differenc: http://www.webwewant.org

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