CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) recently republished the world’s first Web site in an effort to preserve the Web’s history.  The technology underlying the the World Wide Web was developed by Sir Tim Berners-Lee as a way for the CERN community to share information, and was made freely available to the world on April 30th, 1993.

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The world’s first Web site.

Since then Tim Berners-Lee has made his way to MIT, and we at MIT OpenCourseWare are very fortunate to access the benefit of his experience through our External Advisory Board. OCW would not be what it is without the time and input of all of our board members and supporters.
MIT is also home to offices of the W3C, which develops protocols and guidelines that ensure the long-term growth of the Web.