World Wide Web Foundation Announced

Sep 26, 2008

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, announced the World Wide Web Foundation to fulfill a vision of the web as humanity connected by technology. The mission of the foundation is to advance One Web that is free and open, to expand the Web's capability and robustness, and to extend the Web's benefits to all people. Through research, technology development, and the application of the web for the benefit of underserved communities, the foundation seeks to enable all people to share knowledge, access services, conduct commerce, participate in good governance, and communicate in creative ways. The foundation will raise funds through a multifaceted strategy, beginning with a $5 million seed grant over five years from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.