Web Foundation

Established in 2009 by the inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the World Wide Web Foundation seeks to advance the open web as a public good and a basic right. They offer multiple resources such as research, as well as initiatives and projects including:

  • Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) – Working to make Internet access more affordable and inclusive. A key resource they public is the annual Affordability Report

  • Contract for the Web

  • Open Data Barometer – It measures the prevalence and impact of open data initiatives around the world

  • Open Data Charter – Guides and supports governments as they implement shared open data principles, standards and best practices

  • Open Data Labs – Employs a combination of research, incubation, training, and engagement to ensure that open data is used to address practical problems in developing and emerging economies

  • Web Index – The first measure of the web’s contribution to social, economic, and political progress, studying 86 countries across the world

  • Web We Want – a global coalition working to defend, claim, and change the future of the Web

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