From: Bill Ross <>
To: <>
Date: Mon, Jul 3, 2006 6:19 AM
Subject: The future of the internet

It's important to remember that the Internet is not a corporate
product. It was not created for or by corporations and it's purpose
is not to make money for corporations.

It's also important to remember how quickly commercial interests can
spoil a good thing and how greedy American corporations have become.
Commercial entities are bound by US Law and by their own customs and
market forces to behave only in ways which make them the most profit.
They have no concern for society, individuals, or the Internet community
and market forces bear only very indirectly on how they act on their
civil responsibilities.

The Internet is a public, national and international resource for
people, not for corporations, and it should be controlled and governed
by public organizations, not by commercial interests.

Please work to keep the Internet democratic, open, and neutral.

Thank you,

Bill Ross
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University