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Rishab Ayer Ghosh – The Non-Monetary Economy of the Internet

…Now we don’t have to get into arguments over whether spending time in a chat group on AOL is a productive activity, but it’s no more or less productive then watching a soap opera on TV, which is clearly part of the economy. But when you spend time in a chat room on AOL or when you answer questions on music in a newsgroup or mailing list or when you write Linux — that’s not being measured as part of the economy. And since a lot of people are doing that, and more and more people are spending more and more time online, they are disappearing off of the economic face of the world, as it were. So, nobody can see them, you don’t know where they are — they are becoming invisible. And that won’t actually lead to a drop in international GDP figures or anything, but clearly there is a lot of economic activity going on which is not measured. Now that’s the reason, essentially, why there is so much interest from so many different sides on the economics of what is free on the Internet. …


/. Using the Real ntfs.sys Driver Under Linux


Using the Real ntfs.sys Driver Under Linux
Posted by CmdrTaco on Tuesday December 02, @11:45AM
from the some-serious-duct-tape dept.
caseih writes “A very neat hack uses the real ntfs.sys driver (obtained from your own windows XP partition and used via a wine-like layer (borrowed from ReactOS) to mount an ntfs partion with full read/write access. While not an ideal solution and certainly not free as in speech, this is an ideal stop-gap measure for many people trying out linux. I think that we’ll probably see this in Knoppix pretty soon.”


/. FCC Forum Divided on Future VoIP Regulation

FCC Forum Divided on Future VoIP Regulation

Posted by michael on Tuesday December 02, @02:45PM
from the not-a-question-of-if dept.
ElCheapo writes “As the great philosopher Eminem once said, ‘The FCC won’t let [VoIP”> be, or let [VoIP”> be free.’ In Washington today, the FCC held a public forum ‘to gather information concerning advancements, innovations, and regulatory issues related to VoIP services.’ Slashdot has seen numerous stories on VoIP regulation recently, but Tom Evslin, CEO of ITXC, brought up another point: If VoIP is over-regulated, it will not go away, it will just move to other countries and reach the point where regulation can no longer be enforced. With or without VoIP regulation, will a global P2P (PSTN-connected) voice network emerge? Will it start out as hobbyists setting up Asterisk Open Source PBX boxes connected to their home POTS line? Will some form of ENUM allow least cost routing to boxes sitting in basements and garages around the world? If an ITSP in Europe can setup an Asterisk box with PSTN access and start offering US phone numbers and vice-versa, will global number plans become obsolete? What effect will the ridiculously low barrier to entry for VoIP have on telecommunications?”