[ih] internet-future mailing list ?
Brian E Carpenter via Internet-history
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Tue Dec 17 18:20:52 PST 2019
On 18-Dec-19 14:31, John Gilmore via Internet-history wrote:
> Brian E Carpenter wrote:
>> Isn't this a large part of what SIGCOMM does for a living?
>> https://doi.org/10.1145/3341302.3342075 for example.
> If an internet-futures discussion fell behind a paywall, would anyone notice?
I'd say probably they would, in this case, unlike a fully commercial
paywall. A very large number of people have ACM access, and there
is most often a "preprint" version of most SIGCOMM papers available.
So although I agree with your comment in general, I'm not sure it
applies to SIGCOMM.
>>From my point of view, ACM and all its SIGs have rendered themselves
> irrelevant by refusing to allow ordinary public online access. Fully
> half the reason the Internet protocols caught on was because anyone and
> everyone was encouraged to download them, read them, share them, and
> understand them.
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