[pp.int.general] Hosting Union
brian.mcneil at wikinewsie.org
Wed Nov 11 12:20:39 CET 2009
On Wed, 2009-11-11 at 05:50 +0100, Felix LeChaste wrote:
> Le 8 nov. 09 à 17:11, Boris Turovskiy a écrit :
> > the Russian Pirate Party has proposed to launch a international
> > hosting union to guarantee for content to stay on the 'net if some
> > countries decide to block it for their hosting companies:
> As long as the idea even if already partially beaten by other means
> needs to be closely thought in and out, you should know that to
> operate commercial hosting will be a big no-no for some parties as we
> can't have for example funds coming from foreign countries or by
> status to engage ourselves into service activities. So the structure
> has to be independent from them.
> As coretx point out, it is also a very "dangerous" business in some
> Now, why not focus on pirate parties (i have a case in mind: ivory
> Coast we are thinking to help, a few others outside europe may also
> need some help this way), parties onto a democratic line, non profit
> organisations? if nasty villains want to hide themselves, there's
> other solutions for them.
It seems rather odd to plan to go jurisdiction shopping and hopping. I
think most people have seen that with TPB and a few other sites in the
I would have thought it would make more sense to try and improve
existing censor-resistant publication systems like Freenode and
Tor's .onion virtual-TLD
Saves wasting time and money proving that the net routes around
censorship on conventional protocols.
Brian McNeil <brian.mcneil at wikinewsie.org>
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