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NYC LOCAL: Monday 9 August 2010 MLP and ISOC-NY: David Solomonoff on Tak
NYC LOCAL: Monday 9 August 2010 MLP and ISOC-NY: David Solomonoff on Taking Back the Edge: Freedom and the Internet Model
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Date: Thu, 05 Aug 2010 11:40:09 -0400
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From: ISOC-NY announcements <address@hidden>
Subject: [isoc-ny] David Solomonoff: Taking Back the Edge: Freedom and the
David Solomonoff, President of the Internet Society of New York,
isoc-ny.org will give a talk on "Taking Back the Edge: Freedom and the
Internet Model" at the monthly meeting of the Manhattan Libertarian
Time: August 9th (Second Monday of every month) 7:00 pm
Location: Ukrainian East Village Restaurant
Street: 140 2nd Ave
City/Town: New York, NY
I believe that historians will come to see the development of the
Internet as an event comparable to the development of movable type in
importance because of the way it has revolutionized human communication.
The original decentralized, edge-based design of the Internet allowed
every connected computer to act as both a client and a server -- both to
be a publisher and a reader, a broadcaster and an audience.
As the Internet continues to grow, maintaining it requires ongoing
development of both the technology and the standards and protocols that
are used to send and receive information across the Net.
While some of the issues involved seem highly technical, even esoteric,
the decisions that are maintained can potentially change the Internet
from it's open architecture to a closed one that is more condusive to
repressive social structures where a only small group can send messages
and everyone else can only receive them, and where the inner workings of
the technology are kept secret and cannot be altered by anyone except
for a small elite.
The mission of the Internet Society (ISOC) is to promote the open
development, evolution, and use of the Internet for the benefit of all
people throughout the world.
In pursuit of this mission, ISOC is actively involved in the open
development of standards, protocols, and the technical infrastructure of
ISOC's activities are founded upon the principles of open, unencumbered,
beneficial use of the Internet. This requires, among other things,
freedom of self-expression without censorship, the right to privacy and
the use of encryption to that end, and cooperation between network
providers using openly developed standards and protocols.
I'll discuss the long-term benefits that the current Internet model
brings to an open society and some the challenges to that model that
come both from repressive political forces and monopolistic interests
that seek to convert the Internet to closed, highly centralized,
David Solomonoff is the President of the New York Chapter of the
Internet Society as well as the Library Systems Manager of the SUNY
Downstate Medical Research Library. He has worked in an IT capacity for
libraries and educational publishers for twenty years and is an active
open source software advocate.
David Solomonoff, President
Internet Society of New York
Internet Society - NYC Metropolitan Area Chapter
'The Internet is for Everyone."
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