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

Milan B. milan na bastl.sk
Pondělí Březen 4 22:26:57 CET 2019

Pamatam si to ako dnes, ked sa mi podarilo na linuxe prvykrat 
skompilovat CERN httpd server 1.0 a cez Mosaic som si zobrazil svoju 
prvu vytvorenu stranku... kua, ale to leti


On 04.03.2019 19:54, balu wrote:
> ...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 :-)
> b.
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> *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 
> <https://www.eurovision.net/events/sports/science-technology/44144>, 
> 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, 
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> 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, 
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