[discuss] Responses to FAQ

FSP4NET 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 
subsidiarity process.

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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