Checked out GIP.ORG lately?
michael at memra.com
Tue Aug 4 04:54:44 UTC 1998
When was the last time you looked at http://www.gip.org ?
Here's a quote from "Internet Foundations: Breaking Technology
It is to achieve these goals that the Global Internet Project (GIP) - a
voluntary, international organization of primarily Internet software,
hardware and service providers and telecommunications industry CEOs and
senior executives - presents this paper. It aims to identify a set of
potentially crippling bottlenecks and offer forward-looking
recommendations on how to eliminate or minimize such barriers to
sustainable Internet growth.
The Internet's development to date has been as haphazard as it has been
delightful, more a function of random entrepreneurial initiative than
of mature planning. The time has come to balance entrepreneurial spirit
with sophisticated planning, within the largely voluntary framework
that always has characterized Internet growth.
Toward that end, GIP recommends the convening of a summit, ideally late
in 1998 or early in 1999, to explore the foundations of future Internet
development. The summit would be international in scope, bringing
together key Internet players, at the most senior levels, from both the
private and nonprofit sectors to consider opportunities and bottlenecks
in the four key areas discussed in this paper - end-user software and
hardware, high speed access, backbone networks, and server
Backbone Networks Recommendations
* Providers of backbone networks should be able to interconnect with
other backbone providers under reasonable terms in a competitive market
* Industry should evolve to schemes where services at different
grades carry their own costs, dictated by the market.
To read the whole paper check out http://www.gip.org/gip10.htm but please
do explore the rest of the website as well.
Michael Dillon - Internet & ISP Consulting
Memra Communications Inc. - E-mail: michael at memra.com
Check the website for my Internet World articles - http://www.memra.com
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