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[ NNSquad ] Re: Comments on NNSquad Purpose
- To: "David P. Reed" <email@example.com>
- Subject: [ NNSquad ] Re: Comments on NNSquad Purpose
- From: Brett Glass <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2007 09:30:08 -0700
- Cc: email@example.com, Robb Topolski <firstname.lastname@example.org>
At 08:12 AM 11/9/2007, David P. Reed wrote:
Brett - please re-read the text on the home page. The NNSquad
has clearly chosen NOT to define Network Neutrality.
If you do not define your terms, then you cannot have a sensible
discussion. And in particular, if you do not define the very
subject of your discussion or the purpose of your group, you're
just spinning your wheels.
The "home page" says:
"The project's focus includes detection, analysis, and incident
reporting of any anticompetitive, discriminatory, or other
restrictive actions on the part of Internet Service Providers
(ISPs) or affiliated entities, such as the blocking or disruptive
manipulation of applications, protocols, transmissions, or
bandwidth; or other similar behaviors not specifically requested by
This sounds like the beginning of a definition, but it's far too
vague. Customers don't want to know every detail of how the
Internet works, so every "behavior not specifically requested" is
not undesirable. And the definition certainly should not be so
broad or so vague as to include every possible thing that causes a
customer to be dissatisfied with an ISP (which is the way the
discussion, even at the beginning, has started to go).
Again, David, you seem to harbor a personal grudge against me, and
to feel compelled to gainsay and/or attack me at every opportunity.
As you say, "get over it."