The World Wide Web Foundation will utilize Web science, a new area of study detailed by [Sir Tim] Berners-Lee in the October issue of Scientific American. Web science incorporates math, computer science, psychology and a slew of other disciplines to answer real-world questions about privacy and intellectual property. "What evolutionary patterns have driven the Web’s growth?" ask Berners-Lee and his co-author, Nigel Shadbolt, a computer science professor at the University of Southampton in the U.K. "Could they burn out? How do tipping points arise, and can that be altered?"
In another article:
...Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, unveiled today the World wide Web Foundation, to fulfill a vision of the Web as humanity connected by technology. The mission of the Foundation is:And here I thought Al Gore was the inventor of the web....
...The Foundation will do so through support of ongoing and new efforts to develop critical services related to better health care, nutrition, education, and emergency relief.
- to advance One Web that is free and open,
- to expand the Web's capability and robustness,
- and to extend the Web's benefits to all people on the planet.
To read more:
We are the world: Web's designer launches foundation to bring invention to all : Scientific American Blog
Colliding Web Science
Bio of Sir Tim Berners-Lee