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03.05.2019 - 11:56 [ Europäische Organisation für Kernforschung CERN ]

World Wide Web born at CERN 25 years ago


In March 1989 Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist working at CERN, submitted a proposal to develop a radical new way of linking and sharing information over the internet. The document was entitled Information Management: A Proposal. And so the web was born.

The first website at CERN – and in the world – was dedicated to the World Wide Web project itself. Last April CERN initiated a project to restore the first website, and to bring back the spirit of that time through its technical innovation and the founding principles of openness and freedom.

In 1993 CERN put the World Wide Web software in the public domain.

25.01.2019 - 19:25 [ CERN ]

Twenty years of a free, open web

(30. April 2013) On 30 April 1993 CERN put the World Wide Web software in the public domain. CERN made the next release available with an open licence, as a more sure way to maximise its dissemination. Through these actions, making the software required to run a web server freely available, along with a basic browser and a library of code, the web was allowed to flourish.

British physicist Tim Berners-Lee invented the web at CERN in 1989. The project, which Berners-Lee named „World Wide Web“, was originally conceived and developed to meet the demand for information sharing between physicists in universities and institutes around the world.