The Web’s Big Build (WBB) is a 100% not-for-profit, global community initiative to implement the next phase of the World Wide Web (WWW), together.
The aim of the initiative is to enshrine the freedom, democracy and joy of our entire digital world, and usher in the next phase of possibility for our entire civilisation.
To achieve this aim, the objective is to usher in the next phase of the WWW (the web), specifically by giving all of us free access to new technology developed by the inventor of the web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Known as Solid, the new technology gives every internet user complete over their online data and assets, by decentralising them into user-owned Personal Online Data Stores - otherwise known as PODs, or ‘digital homes’.
You can find technical information about Solid here: https://solidproject.org/
How does the WBB relate to Solid?
To implement the next phase of the web (Web 3.0), a critical mass of individual and organisational internet users need an opprtunity to own their own POD, with some of those options being autonomous and free.
Once a critical mass of us own a POD, Web 3.0 will be implemented. Countless apps for our PODs will then emerge, just as countless apps emerged for the current web (Web 2.0) as it reached scale.
To help us get there, the WBB proposes a public infrastructure management approach to delivering the upgrade.
Using this approach, the objective is to acknowledge the web as one of our most crucial and celebrated infrastructure enablers, and to deliver it's next phase with proper public ownership, input, accountability, transparency and trust.
Delivering Web 3.0, together.
A preliminary approach to implementing Web 3.0 has been published for open public review. The approach draws on international stakeholder input to provide a template for national communities to implement Web 3.0 collaboratively, as national digital infrastructure.
International Advisory Groups, forums and networks are now being established to shape the next phases of implementation.
If you would like to get involved and contribute to this round of consultation, please connect with the project team before 11pm, local time, Sunday 20th of September.
Thank you for contributing your unique talents and point of view.