Over the past two decades, the Internet has evolved from an obscure Defense Department project to a global communications phenomenon. Now, a group of foundation leaders want to change the focus of the Internet to make it a force for good. This group includes big names from the foundation world including the Ford, Knight, MacArthur, Mozilla, and Open Society Foundations. These foundations have come together to form a partnership to figure out how to make the Internet into a tool for social justice. The effort, called NetGain, was formally announced at an event hosted by the Ford Foundation in New York on February 11th.
As of now, the group is still working out the details, including how long the collaboration will last and what support each institution will provide (read more).