[arin-ppml] Internet 101: Collaboration (was - Microsoft receives court approval for transfer as agreed with ARIN)

Joe Maimon jmaimon at chl.com
Thu Apr 28 17:14:31 EDT 2011

Chris Grundemann wrote:
> Keith has picked up on a fact that a lot of this ongoing conversation
> (across multiple threads) seems to be missing: The Internet is an
> exercise in collaboration.
> The functioning Internet is a direct result of collaboration. It's
> ongoing success is tied directly to collaboration. This is true of
> protocol standards as well as naming and numbering policy. Failing to
> consider this when forming opinions on Internet protocols, policy,
> politics (and law) insures that those opinions will miss the point.
> The value of the Internet lies directly within the level of
> interconnectedness, directly within the level of collaboration.
> So, the better question to be asked is: "What business incentive is
> there in lowering the value of your network and of the Internet?"
> Cheers,
> ~Chris

The internet is a Nash Equilibrium?


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