May 02, 2008 Networking

From W3 to the World Wide Web

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.

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