Web's Inventor Gets a Knighthood

The inventor of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee, has been awarded a knighthood for his pioneering work. —Web’s Inventor Gets a Knighthood (BBC)

Definitely one of the good guys. If he had tried to keep control over his invention, of course it wouldn’t have worked, since the web depends upon the contributions of thousands and millions of user-authors.

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