This is how the father of the internet wants to re-found the web | Digital Trends Spanish
Unhappy with the course it has taken in recent years, the “father” of the internet, British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee, is hell-bent on rebuilding the way cyberspace works.
Inrupt is the name of the startup launched by Berners-Lee, which seeks to solve the problems that have hampered the so-called open web in an era of huge, closed platforms.
The startup promises a website where people can use single sign-on for any service, based on the open source software project Solid.
Personal data is stored in pods (personal online data) or online stores of personal data, which are controlled by the user himself.
“People are fed up with the lack of controls, the silos,” said the inventor of the navigation system known as the World Wide Web, in statements to the agency. Reuters.
The new website will allow for the kind of person-to-person sharing and collaboration that has helped make great social media services successful.
The company recruited the National Health Service of Great Britain, the British network BBC and the government of Flanders in Belgium as pilot clients.
The first results of this experience are expected to be known in April 2021.
One goal of Inrupt is for software developers to write programs for the platform.
Like the original web, Inrupt is primarily a set of protocols for how machines communicate, but it’s the applications that bring them to life.