Notably, when Sir Tim Berners-Lee submitted a proposal titled "Information Management: A Proposal" on this day in 1989 to his boss he received a reply that reads "vague but exciting". Published last November, the "contract" asks people to commit to a free web, and to respect the right to privacy, among other principles.
The whole thing began when Berners-Lee grew frustrated that CERN was losing track of valuable project information because of personnel turnover and incompatible computers people brought with them to the office.
And finally he worries about the "unintended negative consequences of benevolent design, such as the outraged and polarised tone and quality of online discourse". "They are all stepping back suddenly horrified after the Trump and Brexit elections realizing that this web thing that they thought was so cool has actually not necessarily been serving humanity very well".
He said that governments, technology companies and web users around the world have to make their contributions to make the web safer in the next 30 years.
"The contract for the web must not be a list of quick fixes but a process that signals a shift in how we understand our relationship with our online community", he says.
And by October 1990, Tim had written the three fundamental technologies which became the foundation of the web until now. His foundation is working with web companies and governments on a Contract for the Web, which will "establish clear norms, laws and standards that underpin the web".
He hopes governments will keep web advocates on board that will "stand up to protect an open web" and that companies will keep privacy and security in mind when designing their platforms and products.
According to him, the fight for the web is one of the most important causes of the present generation. The web was never an official CERN Project because, as complicated as it may seem on the diagram itself, the company did not believe in its goal.
"There are people working in the lab trying to imagine how the web could be different", he says. This has since encouraged the use of the Web and society to benefit from it.
Although it is hard to set a certain date for the "birth" of www or the Internet, Tim Berners-Lee's work is considered a decisive moment for what later became an integrated part of our life. "But that's fine, otherwise the web wouldn't have existed".
Sadly, Sendall died in 1999 - and never saw just how exciting the web would become.