September 15, 2008

Tim Berners-Lee's World Wide Web Foundation

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the world wide web, announced a new web foundation called World Wide Web Foundation. The foundation will aim at:
  • Creating "One" web that is free
  • To expand the Web's capability and robustness
  • To extend the Web's benefits to all people
The new foundation is planning to rope in business leaders, technology innovators, academia, government, NGOs, and experts in many fields to tackle challenges.

So what's WWWF going to do different compared to W3C or Open Web Foundation? Lee identifies three avenues — technology innovation, Web Science, and the application of the Web for the benefit of underserved communities. W3C will continue building standards that so that the Web remains accessible to people with disabilities, and does not have an inherent bias towards any particular language, writing direction, or culture.

The foundation promises to accelerate the Web's advancement and growth around the planet and is calling for fund donors. You can read Lee's speech on WWWF site (I am still waiting to see the video).

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