CWI congratulates Web and W3C with their anniversaries

"Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam congratulates the Web with its 25th anniversary and the World Wide Web Consortium with its 20 years jubilee.

Publication date: 12-03-2014

"Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam congratulates the Web with its 25th anniversary and the World Wide Web Consortium with its 20 years jubilee. At CWI, we have a long history with both Internet and the World Wide Web: we registered the .nl domain for the Netherlands in 1986 and in 1988 we established the first open European Internet connection together with partners from the USA. Active in Web research, a W3C Member since 1995, and host of the local W3C Office since 1998, CWI really values innovation and collaboration. We are proud to collaborate with W3C and wish the Web a successful, open future!"

This birthday greeting - together with other ones, such as the one from CWI Internet pioneer Piet Beertema - is published on the official Web birthday website, webat25.org.

The W3C Benelux Office, hosted at W3C, published the translation of the original W3C press release: 'De wereld viert 25 jaar Web

From the W3C press release:
12 March 2014 - Today, around the world, people are joining Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee in wishing the World Wide Web a happy 25th birthday. To mark the occasion, everyone is encouraged to share birthday greetings on social media using #web25. Select greetings will also be posted on a virtual birthday card on the official anniversary site webat25.org.

Berners-Lee and two organisations close to him - the World Wide Web Foundation and the World Wide Web Consortium, will also be asking people to take action to protect and enhance the open Web in 2014. (...) 

The whole press release, with aims and cirtical issues to discuss, can be found at the Birthday website.