FW: Behind the scenes...

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I am disappointed to report that the behind the scenes
Internet of 1997 looks more like a communist/fascist
republic than the democratic system in the U.S. that
helped to create the Internet. In my opinion, this is
partly because a few individuals have been allowed to
rise to positions of visibility and power without the
normal checks and balances that are present in a

Care to name these people ?

We now have a situation where the so-called "leaders"
of the Internet support people who run around "blacklisting"
and denying service to people at the drop of a hat.

Are you talking about denying service to known spammers ?
I don't regard that as '..the drop of a hat.'

How would you describe the spammer industry ?
Do you think they're just a bunch of smart businessmen grabbing value
from those who pay for Internet resources ?

their societies. This will help to ensure that children
and adults everywhere have a chance to enjoy
the wonderful resources that the Internet can
provide in a truely democratic Internet society (small s).

So in this context 'fully democratic' means we all get to vote on the
question of whether junk emailers should be allowed to send as much junk
as they want ?
Jim, please explain your NSF-paid ideal.

Thank you for your time...

thank you for your insight.


Paul Vixie and Sean Doran are two notable examples. Actually, I'm
scratching my head trying to figure out if there is some way to apply the
same model to real-world governance :slight_smile:

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Michael Dillon - Internet & ISP Consulting
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Jim Fleming wrote:

Another solution is to create a new Internet that is

Past: Vanity domain names
Present: Vanity ISPs
Future: Vanity Internets.

I'm about ready to create a digest of this list with the garbage
topics automatically taken out. Let me know if anyone else is