Do you have an idea to spark new business models for the web?
Twenty-seven years ago today, CERN, home of the web’s inventor, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, released software that powered the early web into the public domain. By making the web’s foundational technology free and easily accessible, CERN and Sir Tim created ideal conditions for the World Wide Web to thrive and expand into the vital public resource we depend upon today.
It is with great excitement that on a day of such historical significance, Grant For the Web is opening our first public Call for Proposals.
Last September, Mozilla, Creative Commons, and Coil launched Grant for the Web – a $100M, five year fund to boost open, fair, and inclusive standards and innovation in Web Monetization. Today we take the next big step and invite you to share your creativity, ideas, and vision.
Our initial public Call for Proposals will fund projects that contribute to an ecosystem of web monetized content, users, tools, and infrastructure. Through two distinct award tracks, the grant will support technology, tools, and infrastructure that innovate around the Web Monetization standard and the Interledger protocol, as well as experiments in the creation, distribution, and discoverability of monetized content. Grant for the Web will award variable amounts for projects up to six months in duration.
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