Another opinion on Net Neutrality

This comes from a friend of mine who was a key figure in the development of the Internet as we know it today.
In a recent email, I included this postscript:
P.S. Do you have a strong opinion on net neutrality? If so, would you share it with me?

He replied as follows:

I was writing an editorial about it, but set it aside for some other stuff. I can't claim to be an expert. But the Carrier vs Google story seems flawed to me.

My Conversation with Larry Boucher about Net Neutrality

This post is rather long for a blog post, but putting all the information in one place seemed like the best way to go. This is an email conversation between me and Larry Boucher that occurred over a few day period.
It started when I sent this link to Larry. He replied with some fascinating ideas on the subject and, as you will see below, he agreed that I could post the conversation here on my blog.

Net Neutrality: Cerf vs Farber

eWeek published a face off between Professor David Farber, frequently called the "Grandfather of the Internet" and Vinton Cerf, called by many the "Father of the Internet."
Here is a pertinent quote from the article:

"The Congress seems to be very confused," Farber said. "They don't understand what the network does."

SubText breaks into the top 25 of open source projects

The Subtext blogging platform has just broken into the top 25 of all projects on! As of yesterday, Subtext was 24 on the list of most active projects. Take a look at this link to see the current status.

To quote the site, "Project rankings are generated based on the traffic, communication, and development statistics which are collected for each project." There are well over 100,000 projects on SourceForge.Net, so to make it into the top 50, or even the top 100 is a nice accomplishment.

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