No how less than Linus Benedict Torvalds was influenced at beginning, founder of World-Wide-Web Tim Berners-Lee was also inspired by Richard Matthew Stallman. Very much like the Linux kernel, World-Wide-Web was about to get released under GPL. He made a request to CERN for doing so. Although before CERN made its mind, he himself switched his request on the basis of an afterthought that big corporations such as IBM would become averse to the process due to licensing issues and finally brought it free in public domain like it has been.
It was the free software effect of free software movement that has actually ascertained the freedom of world-wide-web. Indeed RMS left the greatest impact upon digital era, a lot-lot more than most widely used GPL.