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2013 Internet Hall of Fame Inductee Interviews: Bert Wijnen

I got involved in a work­ing group called as SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol). And I got very much involved, imple­ment­ed all the ver­sions that actu­al­ly were ever thought of, even those that were not pub­lished.

2013 Internet Hall of Fame Inductee Interviews: Dave Farber

In some sense my aca­d­e­m­ic chil­dren became some of the fathers of the Internet. It’s why some peo­ple mum­ble that I’m the grand­fa­ther of the Internet.

2013 Internet Hall of Fame Inductee Interviews: Stephen Wolff

Anything that is vital and liv­ing and grow­ing, there’s always going to be tur­bu­lence. It’s always going to be going off in many direc­tions, sev­er­al of which are bound to be wrong, some of which are going to be right. So I think the Internet is still a work in progress. And that’s a very good thing.

2013 Internet Hall of Fame Inductee Interviews: Andrew Sullivan

My big con­cern right now actu­al­ly has to do with the ten­den­cy of peo­ple to want to reg­u­late it. So, the Internet is most­ly suc­cess­ful because of the abil­i­ty of peo­ple to do what­ev­er they want. That is, inno­va­tion hap­pens wher­ev­er you are. You can just add things to it and so on, and nobody’s in charge. And that’s scary for a lot of peo­ple who want to run things.

2013 Internet Hall of Fame Inductee Interviews: Scott Bradner

Scott Bradner: I got my first email account on the ARPANET in 1972, and have had con­tin­u­ous email con­nec­tiv­i­ty since then. In the mid-1980s, opened up the ARPANET and then lat­er on the TCP/IP net­works to the Harvard campus—I work at Harvard University. Put in the Harvard core cam­pus net­work in that time­frame. I was the head …read the full tran­script.

Richard Stallman’s Internet Hall of Fame 2013 Induction Speech

So, thir­ty years ago if you want­ed to get a new com­put­er and use it you had to sur­ren­der your free­dom by installing a user-subjugating pro­pri­etary oper­at­ing sys­tem. So I decid­ed to fix that by devel­op­ing anoth­er oper­at­ing sys­tem and make it free, and it’s called GNU, but most the time you’ll hear peo­ple erro­neous­ly call­ing it Linux.