This is the method I advocate. Each community pays for its local infrastructure and lets
others use it to. It's the model we use for sidewalks. It is a way of paying for the
infrastructure that allows it to be free-to-use.
Scaling from DIY (Do it Yourself) to DIO (Do It Ourselves) requires being explicit about
how to coordinate individual efforts. Imagine trying to roads if we didn't have any
coordination beyond those that happen to clear the path in front of their house would do
so and the rest of the path stays impenetrable.
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Subject: RE: [DC3] Elaboration of a Declaration of Principles and Good Practices on
El 2016-09-12 16:14, dc3(a)bob.ma escribió:
I'm not sure what this is exactly in reference to
but there is a fine
point in the need to be careful to say "free to use" rather than
gratis. We need to acknowledge that the facilities have to be paid
for. We're just looking for a way to pay for them which doesn't
compromise the larger societal needs be they social (access) or
technical (supported connectivity). And a way to implement
connectivity which doesn't put a gatekeeper in the path (social --
deciding who can speak, technical - frustrating transparent
Why do you think that charging for something means it is financed or that when it is
financed means it is being charged for. Many things do one and not the other, either way.
The main way to make telecomunications not need to be charged is to act by the premise:
"I let you through my link if you let me through yours". Then, everyone pays for
their part of the network and it is financed. Possibly the thought of commons
telecommunications is such an utopia in certain cultures because even the the air[way] is