On the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee the father of World Wide Web says the web needs its freedom. Today is a landmark anniversary for Tim Berners-Lee, hee made a proposal for an information management system in March 1989 the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server via the Internet.
Now the father of World Wide Web feels proud.
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This is his exclusive interview to CNN.
“I feel a certain amount of inventor’s pride,” he tells CNN. “My greatest pride has been the spirit of collaboration we’ve had for the last 25 years.” “At 25 it’s more like a young adult,” he explains. “Suddenly it needs its independence; young adults are at the stage when they’re looking for freedom, and in terms of what they do they’re asserting their rights.
“Now, 25 years on, Web users are realizing they need human rights on the Web … We need independence of the Web for democracy, we need independence of the Web to be able to support the press, we need independence of the Web in general. It’s becoming very important to sort out all that.”
“When (systems) break the whistle blower is the person who saves society by pointing out something that nobody else will, because it’s illegal,” he says. “One thing I’d like to see built in the future is an international convention and international respect for whistle blowers.”
A Message from Tim Berners-Lee to the Web’s 25th Anniversary
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