Web-founder Tim Berners-Lee has spoken out against moves towards Internet balkanisation in an interview with Wired magazine.
Speaking about Brazil’s “home-soil servers” proposal and Iran’s project to create a heavily censored national Intranet, he said:
I want a Web that’s open, works internationally, works as well as possible, and is not nation-based. What I don’t want is a Web where the Brazilian government has every social network’s data stored on servers on Brazilian soil. That would make it so difficult to set one up.
For more information see: Tim Berners-Lee: we need to re-decentralise the web – Wired.co.uk