World Wide Web Foundation Launches Operations and First Projects

15 November 2009 | Archive

Speaking at the Internet Governance Forum in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, Tim Berners-Lee announced today that World Wide Web Foundation is open for business. World Wide Web Foundation was created with W3C's support in September 2008, and focuses on advancing the Web as a medium that empowers people to make positive social and economic change. Web Foundation's first two projects will help people to better leverage the Web to support agriculture in near-desert environments in Africa, and empowering youth in inner-city centers by teaching them how to create Web content. Such projects are consistent with W3C's own work to ensure that One Web is available to all, including work on mobile Web for social development, accessibility, and internationalization. W3C looks forward to collaborating with World Wide Web Foundation to further lower barriers to access and to promote the development of free and open Web standards.

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