Tim Berners-Lee (born 1955) is an English computer scientist. He is best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web.
A graduate of Oxford University, Tim Berners-Lee invented the web in 1989 while working at CERN in the European Laboratory for Particle Physics. He wrote the first web client and server in 1990. His specifications of URIs, HTTP and HTML have been refined as technology of the web has spread.
Tim Berners-Lee is the 3Com Founders Professor of Engineering at the School of Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he heads the Decentralized Information Group (DIG). He is also a professor in the electronics and computer science department at the University of Southampton, UK.
Tim Berners-Lee is the director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), a web standards organisation founded in 1994 that develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software and tools) to lead the web to its full potential. He is a director of the World Wide Web Foundation that was launched in 2009, which coordinates efforts to further the potential of the web to benefit humanity. In 2011 Tim Berners-Lee was named to the Board of Trustees of the Ford Foundation, a globally oriented private foundation with the mission of advancing human welfare. He has promoted open government data globally and is a member of the UK’s Transparency Board. He is president of London’s Open Data Institute.
Tom Berners-Lee has contributed significant articles with regard to the World Wide Web.
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