2019-11-24 Org Domains

Nonprofit Community Stands Together to Protect .ORG, by Elliot Harmon of the EFF. It links to Save .ORG.

I signed it, even though I have little hope. I added: «All the small communities around the world will suffer: the administrators running a site for their communities, the wikis for their favourite editors, the documentation sites for their free software tools, the discussion forums for their favourite games. I run half a dozen such sites. Don’t do this to me.»

I find it appalling that the .org sale happened (as I said, I run several sites on .org domains), and I find it interesting to see how we are being robbed in a capitalist society. Read about the revolving doors, the companies being registered as soon as decisions are made, the lack of oversight, the lack of regulations, the softening of the few hindrances there are. This is how corruption works in a capitalist society. And this is the journalism we need: Internet world despairs as non-profit .org sold for $$$$ to private equity firm, price caps axed, by Kieren McCarthy in The Register.



Why I Voted to Sell .ORG, by Richard Barnes. Hm.

– Alex Schroeder 2019-11-28 14:13 UTC

@stefanieschulte quoted from the Mozilla blog:

“Yes, much of the internet is and should be commercial — but it is important that significant parts of the internet also remain dedicated to the public interest. The current dot org ecosystem is clearly one of these parts” - Mark Surman, executive director of the Mozilla Foundation, on the sale of .org.

– Alex Schroeder 2019-12-03 20:15 UTC

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