Article: We Open-Sourced our Encryption Software: Here’s Why

Code, Open Software, Open Source

We Open-Sourced our Encryption Software: Here’s Why

People spent an incredible amount of time and resources protecting their intellectual property from “thought thieves”. An idea was born, and kept safely hidden from the world until slapped with a patent.

But ideas are not a finite resource that should be locked away. When ideas are left to grow in the dark, they cannot flourish. While profits may be available in the short term, inhibiting widespread access to unique insights and original code can kill our potential for future growth – not just for inidividual projects but for industries at large.

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Article: We Need a Magna Carta for the Internet

Access, Open Decision-Support, Open Source

We Need a Magna Carta for the Internet

“Twenty-five years ago, when the Internet had been running for 20 years, there was internet mail and net news and remote login, but there was no web. No web sites, web pages, links. So I invented the World Wide Web. As the project grew, I needed collaborators. To achieve that, I went to the Internet technical community.

Specifically, I founded the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), a multistakeholder organization that develops open standards to ensure the long-term growth of the Web. W3C works on different aspects of Internet technology with numerous organizations, including the Internet Engineering Task Force, ECMA/TC39, IANA, and ICANN.

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