Mike Nasto mnasto at franklin.nysernet.ORG
Mon Nov 6 00:08:34 UTC 1995

On Sun, 5 Nov 1995, Gordon Cook wrote:

> What are we to do when in the middle of $$$ goldrush we essentially have 
> the internet composed of groups that other than keeping it operating 
> share very little in the way of common motivations and goals?
> With the CIX I have seen a recognition of a need to change and some new 
> directions floated.  Yet I have seen nothing to suggest that the 
> organizations policy has really reached outside that of ithe 
> organizations of its board members.  Last time I looked at the CIX web 
> they touted about 200 members....all in a nice single list with no 
> distinction of how many had paid the $7,500 price of membership as 
> opposed to the new and minimal $1,000.
> I believe that internet business model issues will be critical next 
> year.  Starting with quality of service issues that hans Werner has 
> written about here and going on to issue of traffic or route based 
> settlements, and fall out from CIDR routing issues, there are straws in 
> the wind that could make 1996 a year of crunch by the largest two dozen 
> ISPs against the rest.  
> I perceive Tim's call as being directed at the rest..... most of which 
> are too busy trying to figure out how to cost effectively serve new 
> customers than to organize.  I hear rumblings about a new world 
> federation of internet groups.  Sounds good to me.  Cause with the RBOCs 
> and Cable banging at the door, ISOC fumbling just as badly as the CIX, 
> people suggesting that the IETF needs to incorporate but no one there 
> finding time to do it, I sure do wonder who and/or what will ever manage 
> to preserve and protect the internet vision? 

I agree.  Lets manage ourselves before we get managed.

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