Germany, 05 August 2013: The Internet Hall of Fame awarded and honored Internet visionaries, innovators, and entrepreneurs from around the world at this year’s induction ceremony in Berlin, Germany on August 3rd. The ceremony celebrated the 32 new Internet Hall of Fame inductees, announced on June 26, 2013, for their landmark achievements and contributions to the Internet’s open development and growth.
The Internet Society has established an annual global rotational schedule for the Internet Hall of Fame event. During the ceremony in Berlin, the Internet Society announced Asia Pacific as the region for the 2014 Internet Hall of Fame event. Latin America has been selected for 2015, followed by Africa in 2016, and North America in 2017.
“During its first two years, the Internet Hall of Fame has recognized an impressive and diverse set of Internet pioneers and leaders,” commented Internet Society President and CEO Lynn St. Amour. “I commend the Advisory Board for their excellent and wide-ranging selections. It is inspiring to recall and celebrate the achievements of individuals who were so instrumental in building and shaping the Internet that we know and enjoy today, and I am very happy the Internet Society is able to facilitate this recognition.”
The Internet Society also announced that nominations for the third annual Internet Hall of Fame will be accepted starting October 1, 2013. Open to the public, nominations will be accepted until October 31, 2013. More information on the nomination process is available on the Internet Hall of Fame website at http://www.internethalloffame.org/nominations.
The 2013 Internet Hall of Fame inductees are:
David Clark, David Farber, Howard Frank, Kanchana Kanchanasut, J.C.R. Licklider (posthumous), Bob Metcalfe, Jun Murai, Kees Neggers, Nii Narku Quaynor, Glenn Ricart, Robert Taylor, Stephen Wolff, Werner Zorn
Marc Andreessen, John Perry Barlow, Anne-Marie Eklund Löwinder, François Flückiger, Stephen Kent, Henning Schulzrinne, Richard Stallman, Aaron Swartz (posthumous), Jimmy Wales
Karen Banks, Gihan Dias, Anriette Esterhuysen, Steven Goldstein, Teus Hagen, Ida Holz, Qiheng Hu, Haruhisa Ishida (posthumous), Barry Leiner (posthumous), George Sadowsky