Regarding the Internet governance model one thing seems to be certain, the ICANN seems to be working quite well as it is and the issues that exist are in the process of being dealt with. There is a possibility that the JPA might be extended, certainly some of the committee members want that but the international Internet community feels that the JPA should be let to expire as it has served it's purpose and it now impedes the ICANN evolve at it's own pace.
The consensus is that one of the… Continue
My impressions after the first day at EuroDIG? It has been a big brainstorming, an excellent way of finding out many different points of view in a very small time interval. Even if we didn't reach any enlightened conclusions I'm sure that everyone found something useful for his/her future work.
To be perfectly honest nobody really knows what might happen in 10 years. Regarding the Internet, 5 year predictions are long time predictions. Nobody really dares predicting Internet technologies beyond that.
The 2020 Workshop (WS6) barely touched the subject and didn't get much past the intellectual property or RFID but these are not important for way the Internet will look 10 years from now.
What we can do to get an idea about the Internet of the future is to take the current… Continue
First of, as it was pointed out at the workshop, we don't have a clear definition of what reliable mean. Are we talking about reliable services or reliable infrastructure and to what extent does it need to be reliable?
From the technical point of view, the core infrastructure is reliable enough. The main Internet exchange points report consistent 99.9999% uptime for la last 5 years. The Domain Name System is distributed and redundant by design so it scores quite high on the “reliable”… Continue
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