On 26 June 2013 Internet Hall of Fame has announced 2013 inductees by including influential engineers, activists, and entrepreneurs changed history through their vision and determination as per its own communique says. Ceremony is to be held on 3 August 2013 in Berlin of Germany.
Recognizing individuals who were instrumental in the early design and development of the Internet, 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 and Werner Zorn are included in the Pioneers Circle.
Recognizing individuals who made outstanding technological, commercial, or policy advances and helped to expand the Internet’s reach, Marc Andreessen, John Perry Barlow, Anne-Marie Eklund Löwinder, François Flückiger, Stephen Kent, Henning Schulzrinne, Richard Stallman, Aaron Swartz (posthumous) and Jimmy Wales are included as Innovators.
Recognizing individuals from around the world who have made significant contributions to the global growth and use of the Internet, Karen Banks, Gihan Dias, Anriette Esterhuysen, Steven Goldstein, Teus Hagen, Ida Holz, Qiheng Hu, Haruhisa Ishida (posthumous), Barry Leiner (posthumous) and George Sadowsky are included as Global Connectors.
“This year’s inductees represent a group of people as diverse and dynamic as the Internet itself,” noted Internet Society President and CEO Lynn St. Amour. “As some of the world’s leading thinkers, these individuals have pushed the boundaries of technological and social innovation to connect the world and make it a better place. Whether they were instrumental in the Internet’s early design, expanding its global reach, or creating new innovations, we all benefit today from their dedication and foresight.”