SAN FRANCISCO — For Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the decision to keep the Web open had a simple explanation: “Otherwise, it would not have worked.”
During an onstage interview here at theWeb 2.0 Summit last night, the inventor of the World Wide Web detailed his thoughts on how his creation has developed and the dangers it faces.
Given his background as a staunch advocate of an open Web through such efforts as hisWorld Wide Web Foundation and leadership of theWorld Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web standards group, it might not be a surprise to hear that he sees one danger as a lack of openness.
If the Web were less open, users might be forced to scour multiple ranges of siloed, unconnected content to find the information they seek, he said.
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