What is the Open Web?
The worldwide web was intentionally built so that anyone could connect to it. If you type agaric.coop into any browser, from anywhere in the world you see our website. We call this the open web. At Agaric, we believe that keeping the web open and free is critical to a humane world.
When someone is prevented from expressing themselves online or hearing the voices of others, it's an attack on the open web.
Like a physical web, the more decentralized the system is, the healthier it is. The more websites and platforms available to publish from and connect to, the more diverse the web is, reflecting the world we live in.
This is why we help people build websites and platforms. It's also why we're leaders in the Indieweb (helping websites connect with one another) and the free software movement (building software anyone can use or modify).
- What is the Open Web? By Tantek Çelik
- #ForTheWeb Campaign
- The internet, but not as we know it: life online in China, Cuba, India and Russia - Interactive story by The Guardian