[discuss] Internet: the INTER-connection of local NET-works
willi.uebelherr at gmail.com
Mon May 5 04:37:43 UTC 2014
I am very grateful for the constructive responses. In particular, the
critical questions are important. They force us to organize our thinking
and to substantiate our views.
In this response, I will deal only with the philosophical basis for my
proposal. Some answers are originated from a different orientation. In a
second response I want to discuss some technical aspects that are
general in nature. Special reviews and questions I want to answer
specifically, as far as I am able.
We can distinguish two extremal poles.
a) we support the desire from all people to a free communication
b) we use the communication requirements in order to realize our own
To a) I stand and many members of this list.
To b) stay all those for which the current structures and organizations
are important. Be it to stabilize their jobs or to secure their
livelihood in any other form. But it is also important to organize
governance and to try anything that the people in the regions can not
organize independently. And therefore are not in a position to shape
their communication system itself. As part of the many actors worldwide.
As in all questions of constructive design also flow into our principles
of the design of our communication systems our philosophical
orientations and ultimately determine our methods. We always have to
deal with limitations in the technical possibilities. But from the
contradiction between target and condition arise the driving forces.
This also applies to those for which the needs for communication are
only objects for their money-oriented actions.
In general I formulate the following development principles:
a) massively decentralized
b) massively parallel
c) massively redundant
From that directly follows that our global communication system rests
on independent local networks. It also follows that the people in the
regions concerned in parallel with the development of technical
components that they need for their communication systems. And it also
follows that the capacity should be well above the maximum demand.
The current restrictions are primarily the monopolization of knowledge
and a specific concentration of technical infrastructures. But these
restrictions have no inherent legitimacy. They are the result of
Where the boundaries lie for distributed and parallel development of the
necessary technical components, we do not know. But we know that
diversity is an essential prerequisite for a strong development.
We are inevitably confronted with the private appropriation of human
knowledge. This is not a problem for me, because for me knowledge is
always world heritage. This eliminates all the justifications for legal
systems to patents and licenses. This is because basically our
individual knowledge rests on the knowledge of our ancestors and
Because not the needs of the people to free communication are the
foundation in the technical development of components for communications
systems, but the interests of capital utilization, there are no
reasonable technological systems. Therefore, we can never make the
present state of the technology to the basis of our discussion.
Communication is always bidirectional. It also follows that we consider
in our technical terminology the client and server as a unit. In our
direct verbal communication, we also do this. Technically that's not a
If we treat our connection paths for data transport such as public
roads, which everyone can use, then we immediately see the massive
limitations. Again, there is no technical reason. Always the people in
the local regions make their paths and trails usable for guests.
Communication takes place primarily locally and regionally. In families,
between friends and colleagues. Therefore, it is natural to organize our
technical communication systems locally and regionally. This eliminates
much of the meaningless data transports.
I will summarize it briefly. We focus on the needs. We decentralize and
parallelize our activities for the construction of the components for
our global communication systems. We cooperate worldwide. We help each
other worldwide. We can do this because we have the same needs for a
free communication worldwide.
Many greetings in solidarity, willi uebelherr
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