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Tim Berners-Lee Kicks Off W3 Foundation

Tim Berners-Lee Is Starting A World Wide Web Foundation

World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee is starting a World Wide Web Foundation, set to launch early next year, to “advance a web that is open and free” and find a way to introduce that 80% of the world’s population still enjoying normal, pleasant, Luddite little lives to Internet time.

The foundation is supposed to stick up for democracy, free speech and the freedom of Internet users to access the content they want.

Berners-Lee, who wants to ensure that Internet information is accurate – a Sisyphean idea that might see web sites labeled untrustworthy – is getting $5 million in seed money over five years from the Knight Foundation, which is dedicated to improving journalism, and is looking for ideas and more backers.

The Web Foundation is supposed to do R&D to make the Internet more useful to the underserved in part through cell phones.

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Maureen O'Gara the most read technology reporter for the past 20 years, is the Cloud Computing and Virtualization News Desk editor of SYS-CON Media. She is the publisher of famous "Billygrams" and the editor-in-chief of "Client/Server News" for more than a decade. One of the most respected technology reporters in the business, Maureen can be reached by email at maureen(at)sys-con.com or paperboy(at)g2news.com, and by phone at 516 759-7025. Twitter: @MaureenOGara

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