Re: Federated, decentralised communication on the internet (was: domain names, was: hostname)
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On Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 09:50:15AM +1100, Ben Finney wrote:
> David Wright <email@example.com> writes:
> > I don't understand why a home user would not be using a smarthost.
> First, note that even if you don't know the reason why someone would
> want to run their own mail server on their own connection, that is no
> argument to arbitrarily deny them the ability to do it.
> As it happens, there are excellent reasons to want to do this. They are
> no less strong now than when doing this was much more common in the
> 1990s and earlier: in order to retain decentralised control, distributed
> throughout the community, of a decentralised and federated communication
To put that on stronger terms -- we'd end up with two and a half
gatekeepers for mail: Google, Hotmail (aka Microsoft) and... who
did I forget?
The same nightmare we have at the moment with the so-called "social"
They are already trying hard (and spam *is* their ally in that). Don't
help them, they are powerful enough as-is.
- -- tomás
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