Eighteen years ago today, CERN released the source code of WorldWideWeb -- the first Web browser and editor -- into the public domain. Tim Berners-Lee has some screen shots of the browser at his CERN page.
CERN's intention in this is to further compatibility, common practices and standards in networking and computer supported collaboration.WorldWideWeb (Wikipedia, via Imaginary Foundation)
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.