On Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 03:26:21PM -0500, zachary rosen wrote: > > I think that, as I noted in my immediately previous email, delineating > > between a4d and h4d is probably something close to critical here. *I* tend > > to think a4d might get embroiled, but that h4d probably shouldn't, and that > > that split will make lots of people lots of happier. > > > > But what do *I* know; I just got here. :-) > > Well, when we decide on the name for the network it may end up that both > h4d and a4d get trashed. My proposition a week ago so far has met no > resistance: that we should decide a network name, and buy a domain like: > deanspace.net - and set up the open source development community working > on the network there. The devlogs can be moved over to the new domain, and > the test node applications / feedback / tech help desk could aslo be > housed there. Then A4D can become , if we can find admins, an unnoficial > "top node" to the network, and eventually DFA will become the official > "top node". Comments / concerns / objections?
Yeah, I think that your recap fails to address my point. :-) a4d is *a* network. It's using tools developed by, for lack of a better name to clarify the point: hackers4democracy. Was that enough, or should I go to round 3? :-) > > And yes, (alas) they're likely to have to come from the political side of the > > house. I think, as much as anything else, the job over here in hackland is > > going to be to get the questions down into single sentences without losing > > anything... At least, that's what I've done for clients for about 20 years, > > and it seems to work well. If I can help.. > > So far my feedback from HQ has been stellar. They have been fine with > everything we've thrown at them basically, save the node hoster - and that > one isnt their choice. I have no concerns over potential nefarious meme > squashing rampages on their parts. You are correct, we cannot afford > mistakes - and Burlington probbly does not really know how to handle this, > because it has never really been handled before. IMO so far they are > doing a stellar job. Yes, except for the Lessig (let's call a spade) debacle. :-) But I think that the people who assert that this is as much a generic project, *inspired* by the Dean candidacy, as one specifically *for* DFA are, and ought to be, right. And I think the organization needs to reflect that. Cheers, -- jra -- Jay R. Ashworth [EMAIL PROTECTED] Member of the Technical Staff Baylink RFC 2100 The Suncoast Freenet The Things I Think Tampa Bay, Florida http://baylink.pitas.com +1 727 647 1274 OS X: Because making Unix user-friendly was easier than debugging Windows -- Simon Slavin, on a.f.c