The inventor of the World Wide Web also spoke of the importance of net neutrality and need for businesses to share data.
Tim Berners-Lee has brushed-off unprepared American commentators telling their audience to 'Google him' during his role at the Olympic Opening Ceremony.
World Wide Web inventor believes a closed app ecosystems and locked down computing environments are stymieing innovation.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee has been given the task of promoting net neutrality in the UK, with the web master working alongside the Broadband Stakeholder Group to expand the current voluntary code of practise for ISPs.
Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, has said that social networking sites such as Facebook are guilty of limiting the potential openness of the web.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown has announced that he is pumping £30 million of tax payers' money into a new internet-based research arm.
The government has teemed up with the inventor of the internet, Tim Berners-Lee, for a new website which offers "unprecedented access" to public data held by the government.
The British government is looking at ways of making all of its Ordnance Survey maps freely available online.