Negroponte praises Nominet grants for moral net development


Negroponte praises Nominet grants for moral net development

Cliff Saran

Internet guru Nicholas Negroponte, founder and chairman of One Laptop per Child, has praised the Nominet Trust for providing six grants to help society through the development of the internet.

He said, "The future of the internet relies on institutions like Nominet Trust to force the pace of innovation by funding projects that keep moral purpose at the heart of internet development."

Nominet Trust has provided £5m in grants for internet projects at the British Computer Association of the Blind, ChildNet, YouthNet, The Cambridge Global Grid for Learning and Cambridge Library Services. The Trust's funding will also support The Internet Society's Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and Internet Governance Forum fellowship programmes, which aim to ensure the continued responsible development of the Internet in both the developed and developing world.

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