World Wide Web Foundation

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World Wide Web Foundation
Founded Early 2009
Founder(s) Tim Berners-Lee
Headquarters Geneva, Switzerland and Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Key people Tim Berners-Lee (founder)
Steve Bratt (CEO)
Website www.webfoundation.org

The World Wide Web Foundation (also: Web Foundation) is an organization dedicated to the improvement and availability of the World Wide Web. The formation of the organization was announced on September 14, 2008 by Tim Berners-Lee at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.. The organization launched on November 15th 2009.[1] The organization employs three programs, Web Science and Research, Web Technology and Practice and Web for Society, to reach the objectives of the organization. [2]

The mission of the organization is to "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 on the planet". [3] The organization employs three programs, Web Science and Research, Web Technology and Practice and Web for Society, to reach the objectives of the organization. [2]

The organization is not related to the Open Web Foundation. [2]

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Reception

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Alberto Ibarguen and Berners-Lee announcing the Web Foundation in 2008

When announcing the foundation, Berners-Lee discussed a system to label websites for their trustworthiness. According to the BBC he said "there needed to be new systems that would give websites a label for trustworthiness once they had been proved reliable sources." [4] The New Scientist criticized the formation of an organization to tell others what is true or not. [5]

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References

  1. "World Wide Web Foundation Launches Global Operations". World Wide Web Foundation. http://www.webfoundation.org/2009/11/world-wide-web-foundation-launches-global-operations/. Retrieved 2009-11-16. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "World Wide Web Foundation FAQ". World Wide Web Foundation. http://www.webfoundation.org/faq/. Retrieved 2008-09-14. 
  3. "About the Web Foundation". World Wide Web Foundation. http://www.webfoundation.org/about/. Retrieved 2008-09-14. 
  4. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7613201.stm
  5. http://www.newscientist.com/blog/technology/2008/09/how-to-measure-websites-iq.html

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