gagging *IX directors re snoop/block orders
Christian de Larrinaga
cdel at firsthand.net
Fri Feb 17 18:12:44 UTC 2017
It's a pretty shocking development.
It's one thing to nobble a single network under the IP Act to interfere
with equipment but to use a neutral exchange to nobble shared
infrastructure used across US and UK and ... is a completely different
can of worms.
I don't exercise a vote anymore at LINX but I do hope members will pause
and consider this very carefully indeed.
> Brandon Butterworth <mailto:brandon at rd.bbc.co.uk>
> 17 February 2017 at 17:38
> On Fri Feb 17, 2017 at 05:19:32PM +0000, William Waites wrote:
>> So instead of saying, "we have this new spying law in the UK and we need
>> to rejigg the decision-making at LINX so we will be ready in case we are
>> required to do something that must be kept secret"
> Yes but "hey government, swivel on this" isn't going to be an
> effective secret weapon, they'll neutralise it before you use it
>> what was proposed to
>> the membership was, "we have embarked on this long governance journey
>> and this is what we have come up with as the best way to run LINX". Those
>> are two very different propositions
> A big winking eye emoji was needed
> William Waites <mailto:wwaites at tardis.ed.ac.uk>
> 17 February 2017 at 17:19
>> On Feb 17, 2017, at 16:46, Patrick W. Gilmore <patrick at ianai.net> wrote:
>> There is one problem: The article is factually incorrect on multiple points.
> It would be interesting to know what points those are, it reads mostly accurately
> to me.
>> The proposed constitutional changes are in the public domain.
> The main problem, though this point may have gotten lost in the very long
> discussion on the LINX members list, is that the reasoning and motivation for
> the changes was not made clear. Even when explanatory materials were
> belatedly provided, they weren’t especially clear.
> So instead of saying, "we have this new spying law in the UK and we need
> to rejigg the decision-making at LINX so we will be ready in case we are
> required to do something that must be kept secret" what was proposed to
> the membership was, "we have embarked on this long governance journey
> and this is what we have come up with as the best way to run LINX". Those
> are two very different propositions, especially for busy people who don’t have
> time to read in detail and understand all the implications.
> All that I suggested is that the members be properly informed so that they
> can make this choice with their eyes open. It is important to have this
> discussion in the open, and explicitly mark the transition where Internet
> Exchange Points re-organise themselves to accommodate spying laws and
> gag orders.
> William Waites
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