The Web Foundation, also known as World Wide Web Foundation is the organization saddled with improvements coming to the Web, launched in 2008 by Tim Berners-Lee, and to establish the open Web as a global public good and a basic right.
While Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web has outlined his vision for protecting the future of the Internet with the unveiling of "Contract for the Web" project that he hopes agencies, governments and netizens will contribute to and sign in order to protect and enhance the future of the Internet.
The aim is to extend the benefits of the web to 100 percent of the global population to enjoy without any limitations on internet freedom.
As the web marks its 30th year in 2019, it is expected that half of the world's population will be online by 2019 and the coalition is concerned about censorship and government shutdown of the internet, the web contract is offering a framework for realizing the vision.
Berners-Lee at the Web Summit in Lisbon on Monday said that the contract is a deal to paint a picture of a world which is better than this one with hopes that we can do better than what we have now.
Google and Facebook are among the early backers, with about 60 other backers to the contract including political figures and non-governmental organizations and digital rights groups, who hopes to negotiate the contract as a document using the fundamental principles of the Web Foundation.