Re: [Din] Updated charter proposal

Melinda Shore <melinda.shore@nomountain.net> Sun, 15 July 2018 16:28 UTC

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From: Melinda Shore <melinda.shore@nomountain.net>
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Subject: Re: [Din] Updated charter proposal
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On 7/15/18 12:17 PM, Niels ten Oever wrote:>
https://policyreview.info/articles/analysis/myth-decentralised-internet
I think that's useful but I'll note that the word "layer"
does not appear anywhere in the article, and there's no
mention of work on ad hoc networks, which have been standardized
in the IETF and are therefore arguably part of "the internet."
Anyway, while IP-based protocols are not layered as cleanly as
one might like, it's typically the case that when we consider
the design of infrastructure services, like naming or trust,
we rarely consider the interaction with routing and so on.

Anyway, I think that what the author is arguing is basically
consistent with how we see the internet in general, which is part
of what motivates this work on decentralizing internet infrastructure.
We don't currently have decentralized services - there are points
of centralized control in today's internet - but we're interested
in how they can be built and function on top of IP-based protocols.

Thanks for the pointer!

Melinda

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