Tim Berners-Lee launches "WWW Foundation" at IGF 2009

By Tim Quax on 17 november 2009

Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web, showed up at the first day of the Internet Governance Forum meeting in Egypt to launch the "World Wide Web Foundation".

Tim Berners-Lee waved his iPhone playfully at the podium, grinned like a teenager, touched his face, and instantly and wirelessly sent a message to the world, announcing the launch of the World Wide Web Foundation. The foundation wants everyone on earth to use the internet, to share knowledge, use services and communicate. It's estimated only a quarter of the world population is using the internet.

Sir Tim had the perfect audience for his announcement of the WWW foundation. Among the 1200 people gathered in the conference center in Egypt were Jerry Yang, co-founder of Yahoo; Robert Kahn, a co-inventor of the Internet protocol; Hamadoun Touré, secretary general of the International Telecommunication Union; Lynn St. Amour, president and CEO of the Internet Society; and Rod Beckstrom, president and CEO of the ICANN.

Dreama on Saturday 17-12-2011

Unbelievable how well-written and informative this was.

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