Drumbeat/open-web

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The open web is freedom, decentralization and collaboration.

The web is a powerful tool for change. 

The open nature of the web is threatened.

We need to protect, improve and grow the open web.

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The open web is freedom, decentralization and collaboration.

  • Freedom: The open web is built with technology and content that anyone can share, study, use or improve, without asking permission from others.
  • Decentralization: The open web architecture is distributed and control is shared by many parties, ensuring continued user choice.
  • Collaboration: The open web fueled by participation, in ideas, enthusiasm or media from more than a billion Internet users.

This web is a powerful tool for change.

  • The Internet is a global public resource that must remain open and accessible.
  • It’s the /most/ powerful communication tool in the history of humanity.
  • The nervous system of trade, education, governance, activism, and play.
  • Lets a single idea achieve global impac.
  • All without needing someone else’s approval or permission.

The open nature of the web is threatened.

  • A closed internet slows down innovation and commerce, and stifles collaboration.

it is threatened by:

  • walled gardens
  • roadblocks
  • gatekeepers
  • centralization
  • lack of privacy control

We need to protect, improve and grow the open web.

  • The web must be protected from confusion, monopoly, exploitation, centralization and control.
  • The web needs to be improved through continued innovation and advancement to benefit as many as possible
  • The open web can grow through applications of openness, ensuring open options in user choice.