A Bad Time for the Net?

Seems like we’re living in bad times for the open, end-to-end Internet. First, Verisign believes it is a smart idea to move error handling away from the network’s edges towards its center, and to limit it to a single application-level protocol. No…

Seems like we’re living in bad times for the open, end-to-end Internet.First, Verisign believes it is a smart idea to move error handling away from the network’s edges towards its center, and to limit it to a single application-level protocol. Now David Isenberg and Cory Doctorow point to a company named CloudShield. This company believes that the notion that the network should remain “dumb” and simply perform transport is outdated, and develops the tools to make that notion enforceable.