[FoRK] scribd sucks dead dogs balls

Luis Villa luis at tieguy.org
Sat Nov 15 14:58:36 PST 2008


On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 5:54 PM, damien morton <dmorton at bitfurnace.com> wrote:
> I often wonder if the firewalling and NAT-ing of the worlds users is as a
> result of a corporatist urge to keep the middleman role open. Like the
> self-censoring journalist of Chomsky, the worlds internet users cannot
> publish with someone's else's permission. Where is notion of rendezvous,
> where two users can agree to open ports to each other?

Politically, that's why I'd like torrent to be built into the browser.

Luis

> On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 9:30 AM, Stephen D. Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
>
>> Luis Villa wrote:
>>
>>> On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 4:19 PM, damien morton <dmorton at bitfurnace.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>  ...
>>>
>>>> Luis (eagerly awaiting the day every citizen has a self-publishing
>>>>> platform with p2p mechanisms for distribution of bandwidth costs in
>>>>> case of spikes in popularity)
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>> Whatever happened to freenet?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> Failed to write a ffox plugin and so died? :) I was thinking more like
>>> bittorrent built into browser + every publishing tool, or like
>>> coralcdn. (Not that I object to anonymity but transparency/web
>>> integration is critical for real adoption, and ISTR that freenet was
>>> terrible at that?)
>>>
>>>
>> A ffox plugin is exactly what I had been thinking about.  Actually, I think
>> it's something like bittorrent + memcached so it handles more than just
>> static web access.
>>
>> I am puzzled why ffox doesn't already have bittorrent integrated in a way
>> that works transparently with standard web servers like Apache and Lighttpd.
>>  What prevents something like that from being successful?
>>
>> sdw
>>
>>  Luis
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
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