By Paul Tingey
Fifteen years ago this week, on the 30th of April 1993, two directors from the CERN Particle Physics Laboratory
signed and published a document which relinquished "all intellectual
property rights to" and permitted "anyone to use, duplicate, modify and
redistribute" a technology they referred to as W3.
Today W3 is better know as the World Wide Web, but the concept is
the same; a scalable, platform independent information medium where
documents are connected through hypertext links. This ground breaking
idea was the brainchild of Sir Tim Berners-Lee, now the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium and a respected technology visionary.