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Subject: Re: [regrep] Fw: Tim's Gong - wording
Now RDF = Royal Description Framework :) David RR Webber wrote: > > This is great that Tim is getting this. > > His wording below is excellent standard > position from W3C. > > I think we see his focus as head of W3C > and what he sees as the requirements - and so > in the context of our discussion of the > RDF "sell" - it becomes an interesting > one given this context. > > He is after all "Pope" of the W3C! > > DW. > > ----- Original Message ----- > > Tim Berners-Lee to be honoured in Queens New Years list. > > "This is an honour which applies to the the whole Web development > community, and to the inventors and developers of the Internet, whose > work made the Web possible, " stated Berners-Lee. "I accept this as an > endorsement of the spirit of the Web; of building it in a decentralized > way; of making best efforts to keep it open and fair; and of ensuring > its fundamental technologies are available to all for broad use and > innovation, and without having to pay licensing fees." > > "By recognizing the Web in such a significant way, it also makes clear > the responsibility its creators and users share," he continued. > "Information technology changes the world, and as a result, its > practitioners cannot be disconnected from both its technical and > societal impacts. Rather, we share a responsibility to make this work > for the common good, and to take into account the diverse populations it > serves." > > Born in London, Berners-Lee graduated from the Queen's College at Oxford > University, England in 1976. While there he built his first computer > with a soldering iron, TTL gates, an M6800 processor and an old television. > > In 1980, while Berners-Lee worked as a consultant software engineer at > CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory in Geneva, he wrote for > his own private use his first program for storing information using the > kind of random associations the brain makes. The "Enquire" program -- > which was never published -- formed the conceptual basis for the future > development of the Web. > > While at CERN in 1989, he proposed a global hypertext project to be > known as the World Wide Web. Based on the earlier "Enquire" work, it was > designed to allow people to work together by combining their knowledge > in a Web of hypertext documents. > > He wrote the first World Wide Web server, "httpd", and the first client, > "World Wide Web," in October 1990. He also wrote the first version of > the document formatting language with the capability for hypertext > links, known as HTML. > > The program "WorldWideWeb" was first made available within CERN in > December 1990, and the first successful demonstration of the Web clients > and servers working over the Internet was made that same month. All of > his code was made available on the Internet at large in the summer of 1991. > > From 1991 to 1993, Berners-Lee continued working on the design of the > Web, coordinating feedback from users across the Internet. His initial > specifications for URIs, HTTP and HTML were refined and discussed in > larger circles as the Web technology spread. > > In 1994, with encouragement and support from the late Michael Dertouzos, > director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Laboratory > for Computer Science (LCS), Berners-Lee founded the World Wide Web > Consortium, where he presently serves as director. The W3C coordinates > Web development worldwide, with teams at MIT, European Research > Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM), and Keio University > in Japan. Its goal is to lead the Web to its full potential, ensuring > its stability through rapid evolution and revolutionary transformations > of its usage. > > Berners-Lee, who was cited by Time Magazine in 1999 as one of the 100 > greatest minds of the 20th century, is a Distinguished Fellow of the > British Computer Society, an Honorary Fellow of the Institution of > Electrical Engineers, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and > Sciences. He was named a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2001, and > received the Japan Prize in 2002. He was also the recipient of a > MacArthur Fellowship in 1998. > > He has been awarded many honorary doctorates from universities around > the world, including his alma mater (2001). At MIT, he is the holder of > the 3Com Founders Chair, and holds the position of senior research > scientist at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence > Laboratory (CSAIL). > > Berners-Lee is also the author of the book "Weaving The Web" > (HarperCollins), published in 1999, which describes the Web's birth and > evolution. > > About the World Wide Web Consortium [W3C] > > The W3C was created to lead the Web to its full potential by developing > common protocols that promote its evolution and ensure its > interoperability. It is an international industry consortium jointly run > by MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT > CSAIL) in the USA, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and > Mathematics (ERCIM) headquartered in France and Keio University in > Japan. Services provided by the Consortium include: a repository of > information about the World Wide Web for developers and users, and > various prototype and sample applications to demonstrate use of new > technology. To date, nearly 400 organizations are Members of the > Consortium. 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