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while i was initially happy that earlier this week the reputable electronic frontier foundation released a first-cut list of "wireless friendly" ISPs , after reflection, i agree with some of the criticisms :

"The EFF list is purely amateur-quality work and does not reflect well on the EFF itself, nor does it serve any naive member of the public well. Everything must begin somewhere, but it is the quality rather than the quantity that bothers me. Most of the meager group of entities that have "made the cut" on the list are there simply because "the EULA doesn't prohibit it..." (i.e. wireless connection sharing), even when other comments in the EULA (or AUP or SA or whatever) strongly suggest a negative take on sharing. The lack of a specific citation may be due simply to the fact that the technology and practice came into vogue after the EULA was created and they haven't gotten off their butts to update it, and send it to everyone, etc., etc."
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7/27/2002 08:42:00 AM 0 comments


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