[p2p-research] Kaspersky wants to make Tor illegal and supports a globalized policed internet.

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Wed Nov 11 10:54:44 CET 2009

----- Forwarded message from Scott Bennett <bennett at cs.niu.edu> -----

From: Scott Bennett <bennett at cs.niu.edu>
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 02:31:16 -0600 (CST)
To: John Case <case at sdf.lonestar.org>, or-talk at freehaven.net
Subject: Re: Kaspersky wants to make Tor illegal and supports a globalized policed internet.
Reply-To: or-talk at freehaven.net

     On Wed, 11 Nov 2009 04:35:59 +0000 (UTC) John Case <case at sdf.lonestar.org>
>On Wed, 11 Nov 2009, Sharif Olorin wrote:
>> Bids like Kaspersky's are exceptionally unlikely to be successful. The
>> people who keep the Internet running are, for the most part, the
>> people who are most opposed to this kind of control.
>>> If The Internet
>>> is restricted in such ridiculous ways as Kaspersky suggests, then
>>> other internets will just spring up to replace it.
>> For those who don't know, such a project already exists, run by
>> Freaknet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netsukuku
>Netsukuku is very interesting.
>It's also very difficult to tell whether it is gibberish or not:
>I want very much for it to be real.

     This may be slightly off topic, but there is some software around
that might be considered prerequisite components for networking schemes
like Netsukuku.  802.11s is in various stages of implementation already.


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