[arin-ppml] Internet 101: Collaboration (was - Microsoftreceives court approval for transfer as agreed with ARIN)
mike at nationwideinc.com
Thu Apr 28 17:19:35 EDT 2011
I am confused about your post, although I agree the value of the Internet
relates to the number of connections (Metcalf's Law).
But I'm not sure if you think that some of the ongoing conversations will
lead to value reductions somehow.
Can you elucidate?
Thanks and Regards,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe Maimon" <jmaimon at chl.com>
To: "Chris Grundemann" <cgrundemann at gmail.com>
Cc: "arin-ppml" <arin-ppml at arin.net>
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2011 5:14 PM
Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Internet 101: Collaboration (was -
Microsoftreceives court approval for transfer as agreed with ARIN)
> 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?"
> The internet is a Nash Equilibrium?
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