RE: [anti-spam-wg@localhost] Contacts
- Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 16:02:27 -0000
> -----Original Message-----
> From: anti-spam-wg-admin@localhost
> Behalf Of Nick Hilliard
> Sent: 29 January 2003 12:44
> To: Dr. Jeffrey Race
> Cc: Mally Mclane; anti-spam-wg@localhost
> Subject: Re: [anti-spam-wg@localhost] Contacts
> > Such people would have their IP address space withdrawn until they
> > can behave like responsible adults.
> Mandating your suggestion would surely create a 100% correct
With all of the spam that is being generated, having that is extremely
> But it would piss off all RIPE members to the extent that the
> co-operative nature upon which RIPE is based would be irrevocably
> destroyed. And like it or lump it, RIPE depends completely on
Co-operation is fine, provided that ALL members are in fact, co-operating.
It is apparent to me as a mere internet user, that NOT all members are
co-operating. As Jeffrey has already said several times in this thread,
where children do NOT do what their parents recommend, parents have the
right, and MUST use that right, to penalise their children. It is this
penalty that needs further discussion. I have already "suggested" that it
may comprise a form of suspension of the member's registration until such
time as the offence is corrected. One thing is clear to me. That is that if
the internet community does NOT attempt to STOP spam, then governments WILL.
I am not confident that governments will be able to provide the correct
co-ordination to achieve that aim as far as the internet is concerned. The
result could very easily be chaos.
> Worse is better.
Is it, really? The internet is chaotic enough already. Further chaos
introduced at this stage could wreck the value of the internet.
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