The Web's Big Build (WBB) is an open community that you can join and contribute to.
No one can update the web alone. It's something that communities do, together. Not as a sentiment. As the reality of how the proposed update works, because it relies on each of us having access to our own Personal Online Datastores (Pods) as the building blocks of a better, decentralised web.
Pods are, in turn, the building block of the Solid web standards, which have been created by the inventor of the web to help re-decentralise it, by giving individuals and organisations new ways to control and link their own data.
The key people and organisations developing the Solid web standards include:
- Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the web in 1989, then programmed the first web browser in 1990 while employed at European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN);
- The Massechuessets Institute of Technology (MIT), who - in partnership with Sir Berners-Lee - created the first working versions of Pods and the Solid Standards;
- The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), who are responsible for maintaining the web standards, protocols and guidelines that ensure sustainable operation and growth of the web;
- Inrupt, the technology organisation co-founded by Sir Berners-Lee to help ignite the Solid ecosystem; and
- The open source Solid developer community, who are constantly refining Solid and improving it for deployment at scale.