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

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Fri Apr 29 02:50:01 EDT 2011

On Apr 28, 2011, at 2:14 PM, Joe Maimon wrote:

> 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?

In many ways, yes.


(For reference for those unfamiliar with the concept)


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