[discuss] Responses to FAQ
alliance at fsp4.net
Tue Apr 22 22:39:57 UTC 2014
FSP4NET receives questions and support. These questions and support
mostly revolve around the question of what a "Multitude" is; is it
"democratic", what is its relation with the MS process, how does it
architecturally fit with the Internet and how do you compare with ICANN?
The responses are simple:
1. In political language, a Multitude is all the persons without
governance bondage or contract. Being without governance, they
proceed and possibly aggregate by self-determination. Aggregations
may dynamically network an initial ad hoc form of governance via a
delegation substitution process consolidated in turn by a reverse
2. Democracy is meaningless in such a case; polycracy applies. People
and function's, group's, and idea's avatars may aggregate on an equal
footing basis to acquire or build and maintain common and/or mutual
knowledge. They then self-decide and can adapt and adjust. A paradigm
emerges from this process. Languages result from such a polycratic
process: this does not prevent strict referential frameworks or
strict syntax for common convenience.
3. An MS process is a neutral inter-sovereign process. What
determines its oligopolistic, diktyocratic, democratic, or polycratic
nature is the granularity of the accepted sovereignties in reference
to the matter at hand and the filtering process. The FSP4NET
granularity is the relational space digitality that it calls "VGN"
when it is closed and "externet" when it is open. Its open-code
nature induces no filtering.
4. VGNs are called "closed user groups (CUG)" in OSI. They are made
of the relation between a "class" of users and a "group" of hosts in
Tymnet terminology. In the IETF welded Loc/ID model they are
implemented through the DNS between classes and "group files" listing
the named (by polycratic process) areas and/or hosts their master or
their members want to access or debar.
5. FSP4NET does not compare with ICANN. It wants to be fully
ICANN/ICP-3 compliant, in permitting a small and loose kernel of VGN
Masters to jointly carry a precautionary technical and political
process as they feel their operations and development might be
endangered by the NTIA distanciation from ICANN.
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