Sir Tim Berners-Lee Unveils Foundation For Free, Open Web

by admin September 15, 2008 at 10:00 pm

The foundation will receive a $5 million seed grant over five years from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and its leaders said they are seeking additional funds.

Sir Timothy Berners-Lee has created a foundation to promote the Web as a tool to benefit consumers and enterprise alike.

Berners-Lee and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation unveiled the World Wide Web Foundation on Sunday. The organization’s written mission is to advance one Web, which is free and open; to expand the Web’s capability and robustness; and to extend the Web’s benefit to all people around the world.

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