Tim Berners-Lee unveils World Wide Web Foundation

World Wide Web Foundation
Tim Berners-Lee has announced the formation of the World Wide Web Foundation, a new group awarded a $5m seed grant to advance the web and increase its openness.

“The mission of the Foundation is to advance a web that is free and open, to expand the web’s capability and robustness and to extend the web’s capabilities to all people on the planet,” Berners-Lee said at the launch of the group in Washington.

The Foundation is backed by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which pledged the $5m grant over a five-year period.

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