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The Future of the Internet : And How to Stop It

By: Jonathan Zittrain

...an any of the pro- prietary networks. Most of the Internet’s architects were academics, amateurs like T om Jennings in the sense that they undertook t... ...thing for the Internet to work the way it was designed when de- ployed among academics whose raison d’être was to build functioning net- works. But th... ...been slowly growing in Inter- net research communities. Nearly two-thirds of academics, social analysts, and industry leaders surveyed by the Pew Inte... ...chnology and, to some degree, draws upon their mean- ings. The Free Software Philosophy The normative ideals of the free software movement and the des... ...criptive attri- butes of generativity have much in common. According to this philosophy, any software functionality enjoyed by one person should be un... ...person should be understandable and modifiable by everyone. The free software philosophy emphasizes the value of sharing not only a tool’s functionalit... ...atever they come up with. 29 But large firms struggling to learn lessons from academics about becoming more creative need not be the only sources of in... ... S. 661 (1998). 9. GNU, The Free Software Definition, http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html (last visited May 16, 2007). This definition shoul... ...cs.harvard .edu/~goodell/blossom (last visited May 15, 2007) (describing the philosophy, design objectives, and implementation of the Blossom network,...

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