Inventing the World Wide Web
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION & NET NEUTRALITY
In 1990, In 1989, Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web and developed the first Web server, editor and browser
He released his invention into the public domain, ensuring that it would remain an open standard, and inviting global participation.
A new era was born.
Berners-Lee is an advocate for net neutrality.
He has advocated for a Magna Carta of user rights for the Web.
He believes that governments and corporations should not control the Internet.
It was while at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory in Geneva Switzerland, that Sir Tim invented the World Wide Web.
Sir Tim conceived and developed the Web, inspired to meet the demand for information-sharing while at CERN and working with scientists from universities and institutes from around the world.
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Sir Tim Berners-Lee is a Professor at MIT
Sir Tim Berners Lee is a British computer scientist who invented the World Wide Web (WWW) in 1989. Sir Tim enabled a system to be able to view web pages (hypertext documents) through the Internet.
In 1990 he produced the first version of the World Wide Web, the first Web browser and the the first Web server. The Web was released to the public in 1991. “Info.cern.ch was the address of the world’s first-ever Web site and Web server, running on a NeXT computer at CERN. The first Web page address was: http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html. Essentially the contribution of the World Wide Web, was to make it easy for people to link to hypertext web pages anywhere on the internet.
As inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners Lee has advocated for net neutrality and against governement or coroprate control of the Web.
A graduate of Oxford University, England, Sir Tim is a Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and leads a research group there at the the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He Directs the World Wide Web Consortium and the World Wide Web Foundation. He is the President of the Open Data Institute, London.
Sir Tim has received many honors including the Order of Merit – becoming one of only 24 living members entitled to the honour. He was knighted in 2004′ for services to the global development of the Internet”.