“Millions of people together have made the Web great. So, during the Web’s 25th birthday year in 2014, millions of people can secure the Web’s future. We must not let anybody – governments, companies or individuals – take away or try to control the precious space we’ve gained on the Web to create, communicate, and collaborate freely.”
This was the message from Sir Tim Berners-Lee, founding director of the World Wide Web Foundation, as he addressed a UN gathering in Geneva today. Sir Tim used his address to unveil a new campaign – the Web We Want. During the Web’s 25th birthday in 2014, the Web We Want campaign will to ask everyone, everywhere to play a part in defining the Web’s future, and then help to build and defend it. Ultimately, the Web We Want campaign hopes to see people’s online rights on a free, open and truly global web protected by law in every country.
This global initiative is co-ordinated by the World Wide Web Foundation and Free Press. More information is available at www.webwewant.org.