[CS-FSLUG] End of the Net Story

Ed Hurst ehurst at asisaid.com
Sat Feb 4 11:15:00 CST 2006

Try not to get hung up on what kind of site this is; I've chosen this 
link because it's commentary echoes my thoughts somewhat.


My question to the list is rather long and involved. I am aware which 
ever way this thing goes, we geeks will lose something. I have long 
predicted the commercial interests would ruin the Net as we know it. 
Whether there will still be a "free" network for us in the back channel 
somewhere, or whether the current infrastructure here in the US is 
completely borgged, remains to be seen. Assuming the worst -- such as no 
more Linux ISOs available, nor system updates via our current ISPs -- 
what would some of you here in the US do?

I am guessing most of Europe will continue along the socialist lines 
reagarding the Net as a sort of commons, and forcing it to remain rather 
open. I'm further guessing Australia and NZ, and parts of Africa would 
follow the same path. I can't begin to fathom the possible response in 
all the various Asian countries.

What are we gonna do?

Ed Hurst
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