[discuss] Questions regarding business sector participation
jefsey at jefsey.com
Mon Dec 23 17:58:06 UTC 2013
At 10:09 23/12/2013, Nick Ashton-Hart wrote:
>The world has shifted on all things Internet but industry has not
>yet caught up to the shift, which is natural and not a surprise; it
>takes industry longer than some other sectors to adapt to dramatic,
>short-term changes such as the Snowden revelations have produced.
Actually, the US ARPA, long ago, experimented a limitation to its own
needs of the developing general/trade internetworking. This
experimentation has never been completed and has been taken into the
spiral of the AT&T divestiture and telecommunications deregulation.
The resulting interim technology and operational solution have met
with immense success, but still suffers from two basic difficulties
that it has to overcome:
1. the self-imposed architectural limitations in terms of extensions,
security, and services (the missing layer 6 OSI presentation and its
continuations: even though uncoordinated due to that lack of
identification, a lot has developed in that area for 35 years) that
have been exposed by the possibility for the NSA to act, as
documented by Snowden.
2. a monopoly shift : a "radical monopoly" (see the definition by
Ivan Illich) has developed out of the strategy to oppose/propose an
alternative to former PTT/Gov monopolies. That new monopoly needs to
be divested now in its own turn. Its own proposition (ICANN/IANA
globalization, OpenStand, 1NET process, Sao Paulo meeting, etc.) is
not convincing so far, perhaps because it is not explained but rather
imposed as an urgent process by undeclared groups of individuals or
monopolizing processes or attempts.
The same people + the same technology + the same strategy (may not
necessarily) == a warranty of positive revolution.
The world has not shifted on all things Internet. It has shifted to
digital and it has just discovered via Snowden that the digisphere's
network technology was not completed yet as it believed. The risks
of costly delays, industrial hi-jack, use split, political
"balkanization" is the lack of consensus in the way IUsers are going
to finish the work if this is not architectonically devised and concerted.
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