According to Sir Tim Berners-Lee,
I was lucky enough to invent the Web at the time when the Internet already
existed - and had for a decade and a half.
We must understand that there is nothing fundamentally wrong with building on
the contributions of others.
According to the Mozilla Manifesto,
Individuals must have the ability to shape the Internet and their own
experiences on the Internet.
Therefore, we can infer that contributing to the open web can protect our own
individual experiences on it.