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Tragedy of the Commons; was Re: Kremen VS Arin Antitrust Lawsuit- Anyone have feedback?
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Amazing how many people fail to trim quoted material, but at least they aren't top-posting. Sounds a lot like tragedy of the commons. To wit, the benefits of having the IP space is given to the "owner", whereas the resources are finite, and the cost of a new allocation is borne by all (roughly proportional to the number of routers that need large routing tables). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tragedy_of_the_commons This is always a formula for disaster, but I'm surprised it has taken this long to metastasize into anything obvious. If search engine page rank was indifferent to number of netblocks, I don't think it would be an issue. And then maybe people would go back to making sites that people want to link to, instead of trying to game the engines for personal profit. Note the similarity to phone numbers, and how the telcos are being dragged kicking and screaming towards portable numbers by the FCC (I think). BTW: When I started using this Innernet thingy, you could buy /24's and they were portable, IIRC. - -- The whole point of the Internet is that different kinds of computers can interoperate. Every time you see a web site that only supports certain browsers or operating systems, they clearly don't get it. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v126.96.36.199 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iD8DBQFFAdasPlSPhv5tocwRAlrqAJ4+XgYyZixIHoGMGOFhXDb0WL2BOQCfYw09 BWq6GRVlUZfBZbMN0QhGR2g= =Xn9r -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----