Rebuilding The Internet With More Limits On Top Of The Internet… With Patents
from the seems-unlikely-to-go-anywhere dept
With all the talk about network neutrality, splintering the internet and other such things, would you believe there are some who believe the best solution is to create an entirely separate internet? It’s a bit of a long, rambling press release, but some developers have apparently tried to re-imagine the internet from a top-down perspective (uh oh) using a patent pending (uh oh) plan to segregate out their own little walled garden (uh oh) with “a central controlling authority” (um…) that “coordinates the activity of certified channel nodes, to ensure that the Information provided by Individuals and organizations is verifiable, uniquely identified and organized” (anyone sense a problem yet?). The general aim is good — to create an area that’s free of the worst of the internet, but focusing on centralized authorities and walled gardens seems like throwing out quite a lot of the baby with the bath water. There may be some interesting ideas here, but on the whole, it’s hard to see it catching on as a unique “alternative” to the internet.