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Re: Hi, we're from the government and we're here to help

  • From: Randy Bush
  • Date: Thu Mar 09 19:12:35 2000

> The problem with initiatives that rely on voluntary participation by
> organizations is that there are too many "trade secrets," "proprietary
> technology" and even some bad blood to get things done.  Some people just
> don't want to play nicely.  This is probably the biggest shortcoming of
> the Internet and it's potential.  Everyone "cares" about security until
> it's time to get their hands dirty and interact with others.

actually, in working with the other large providers, i have not found this
to be the case.  and most smallish folk seem cooperative.  it is usually the
middle sized folk who have not scaled to meet the problems, and occasionally
let things fall through the cracks.