Fwd: CERN Press Release: The 30-year anniversary of an invention that changed the world

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Pondělí Březen 4 19:54:11 CET 2019

...tak buduci tyzden to bude 30 rokov od vynalezu World Wide Web v 
jednom renomovanom laboratoriu na hraniciach Svajciarska a Francuzska. 
Chlieb sice nie je lacnejsi, ale myslim ze to boli celkom dobre 
investovane peniaze :-)


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*Web na 30: The 30-year anniversary of an invention that changed the world*

While working at CERN, Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web.

Geneva, 4 March 2019. Thirty years ago, a young computer expert working 
at CERN^1 combined ideas about accessing information with a desire for 
broad connectivity and openness. His proposal became theWorld Wide Web 
<https://home.cern/science/computing/birth-web>. CERN is celebrating the 
30th anniversary of this revolutionary invention with a special day on 
12 March.

In March 1989, while working at CERN, Sir Tim Berners-Lee wrote his 
first proposal <https://cds.cern.ch/record/2665088>for an internet-based 
hypertext system to link and access information across different 
computers. In November 1990, this “web of information nodes in which the 
user can browse at will” was formalised as a proposal, “WorldWideWeb: 
Proposal for a HyperText Project 
<http://cds.cern.ch/record/2639699/files/Proposal_Nov-1990.pdf>”, by 
Berners-Lee, together with a CERN colleague, Robert Cailliau. By 
Christmas that year, Berners-Lee had implemented key components, 
namely html, http and URL, and created the first Web server, browser and 
editor (WorldWideWeb/)/.

On 30 April 1993, CERN released the latest version of the WWW software 
into the public domain and made it freely available for anyone to use 
and improve. This decision encouraged the use of the Web, and society to 
benefit from it: half of the world’s population is now online, and close 
to 2 billion websites exist. Openness has been endemic to CERN’s culture 
ever since its Convention was signed in 1953. CERN promotes the 
distribution and open sharing of software, technology, publications and 
data, through initiatives such as open source software, open hardware, 
open access publishing and the CERN Open Data Portal.

“/It is a great honour and a source of pride for CERN to host an event 
to mark the 30th anniversary of Tim Berners-Lee’s proposal for what 
would become the World Wide Web, and I am delighted that Sir Tim will be 
with us on the day/,” said CERN Director-General, Fabiola Gianotti. 
"/The Web's invention has transformed our world, and continues to show 
how fundamental research fuels innovation. CERN's culture of openness 
was a key factor in the Laboratory’s decision in 1993 to make the web 
available free to everybody, a key step in its development and 
subsequent spread/.”

On the morning of 12 March, the Web na 30 event at CERN will kick off 
celebrations around the world. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Robert Cailliau and 
other Web pioneers and experts will share their views on the challenges 
and opportunities brought by the Web. The event will be opened by 
Fabiola Gianotti, CERN’s Director-General, and is being organised by 
CERN in collaboration with two organisations founded by Berners-Lee: 
theWorld Wide Web Foundation <https://webfoundation.org/>and theWorld 
Wide Web Consortium (W3C) <https://www.w3.org/>.

As part of a project to preserve some of the digital assets associated 
with the birth of the Web <https://first-website.web.cern.ch/>, CERN 
organised a hackathon (11-15 February 2019) to recreate the first 
browser(WorldWideWeb) using current technology. Previously, CERN 
promoted the restoration of the first ever website 
<http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html>and the line-mode 
browser <http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/LineMode/Browser.html>.

We have a limited number of seats available for the media; interested 
journalists should RSVP (press na cern.ch) <mailto:press na cern.ch)>by 6 
March 2019. The event will be broadcast by EBU 
webcast <http://webcast.cern.ch>and streamed live on CERN Facebook 
<https://www.facebook.com/cern/>and YouTube channels 
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_Q66mxeYt8>. Some of the speakers and 
current members of CERN’s IT department 
<https://home.cern/science/computing>– home to the Worldwide LHC 
Computing Grid (WLCG) <https://home.cern/science/computing/grid> –are 
available for interviews prior to the event. For more information, 
please contact press na cern.ch <mailto:press na cern.ch>.

To request interviews with Web Foundation 
spokespeople:press na webfoundation.org <mailto:press na webfoundation.org>


*^1 *CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the 
world's leading laboratories for particle physics. The Organization is 
located on the French-Swiss border, with its headquarters in Geneva. Its 
Member States are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, 
Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, 
Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland 
and United Kingdom. Cyprus, Serbia and Slovenia are Associate Member 
States in the pre-stage to Membership. India, Lithuania, Pakistan, 
Turkey and Ukraine are Associate Member States. The European Union, 
Japan, JINR, the Russian Federation, UNESCO and the United States of 
America currently have Observer status.

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