Friday, March 19, 2010

Today the law of sustainable economy is approved

Today there is approved the Law of Sustainable Economy that will take the intellectual property before the National Hearing, also well-known like The law to pay to those who support us, that unleashed a rapid, forceful and exciting answer as a result to the popular opposition to the law.

I have seen it in 20minutos thanks to the friends tetraédricos, that do not lower the custody.

It has grace that one of the most unpopular laws and against that the civil opposition has been clearer and determined is proceeded exactly in a weekend in which half of the country is of bridge. The lacks of transparence and the trickery of the executive hiding these things between the holidays and the bulging operation (that safely will take the holders) seems terrible to me.

There is the one who refers to this reform as Law Sinde, but the current culture minister has promoted so many unpopular and unjust laws that I doubt which there would be necessary to call law Sinde - unless we add an ordinal one to the tail.

Torrent Cold Case S07E16 One Fall online

When everything hangs of a database

«But it is convenient to remember that when something exists in the Cloud, however much we could enjoy it easily today, it depends on a few teams and a few institutions, public or private, to which they can allow being interested in...»

- Jose Antonio Millán comments on a few very possible Losses.

Other times join this factor to which we have commented on the porqué of the interest of many institutions deprived in impelling the computing centred on his servants. (Often her bad called cloud is not such - decentralized and redundant - but a simple web application). and they will discover how this coordinating emulation debilitates the distributed and robust structure of the network.

*** Related: these days I have read some note on music services in streaming, it is me who is ready - or not - to pay, most of those do not offer the music that I like hearing, so I do not stop thinking that nobody has asked us if we want streaming. The problem is the same on that JAMillán comments to the thread of this library on art history.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Real estate dependency

«It is no secret that the economy of the United States is hard joined to the real estate market neither (technology nor export/import of goods) and the last bubble has demonstrated it.»

- Tau, in a comment to the thread of the crisis in the blog of Aaron Swartz.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Morsels of Actuality (106th)

The winter is finished and it seems that the rain finally gives us a breather, so in this sunny one (but fresh air) on Sunday and to rhythm of Fiona Apple I leave you with a new round of linkage (the hundred and sixth one) with which to revise the topics that we did not have time (or you win) of commenting more extensively in the blog.

  • Blogpocket comments on the umpteenth of not guilty judgment for accused to violate the LPI by means of p2p. Gonzalo Martín also speaks about it.
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation has had access to the tyrannical agreement of license that Apple imposes on the developers who make use of his App Store.
  • Alkar in Genbeta in an acertadísimo comment about the declarations of Google and the web censoring in Spain: would not it cost them any more to do anything of self-criticism?
  • With what preposition would you describe your relation with the company where you work? Julen reflects on it.
  • Samuel Parra and the safety mistake of the State Service of Employment that, for months, has left to the overdraft personal information deprived of million persons. Terrible.
  • Security by Default and the United Kingdom prohibiting the wifis without password. A direct attack to coffees, cibers, restaurants... I imagine that that also does impossibly the public wifis, like that it was fined in Malaga a few days ago.
  • Right to strike or right to see a football match? Some people lose the north with the soccer, as tells us Vallesin.
  • RinzeWind and the century of the business zombies.
  • The people think of emigrating again and he will have them to suffer in his countries I destine hard laws as that they helped to impose here. Poetical justice, as Eva comments in: Who watches observer?
  • Schneier shows another form more to eliminate the anonymity in social networks.
  • Arturo Quirantes and a criticism of Public: when they call it to the censoring a responsibility.
  • Thanks to fernand0 I come to this interesting summary what happens when you visit a web.
  • Mozilla throws the campaign Open to Choice, to tell that there are more options than Internet Explorer and Chrome when a navigator wants to settle.
  • Vallesin and the prevailing fanboy ismo in the Ubuntu-es forums.

And this is quite for the time being. Tomorrow more and better on the everlasting topics.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

HTC Magic, Vodafone and the viruses

That you buy to yourself a new phone and this one brings from house a virus almost it is a motive for demanding that they should return you the pasta that has cost you, that your new phone brings up to three troyanos it is a sufficient motive so that they dismiss to the whole department of quality control of the company that sells to you the phone.

If these days you have bought a HTC Magic to the operator Vodafone, walk you carefully because I read in SbD that the people of Panda Security have found the not one but three viruses in the phone: Conficker, a client of botnet and another virus that is in charge of stealing access passwords from Lineage. All capable ones of gathering sensitive information that exists in any computer to which the phone gets connected and that is capable of being infected.

So yes, the phone was coming completito, completito. The infection resides in the card of memory, since Windows is unable to mount the system of files of Android. It is still to see that there are many infected units or that it is something sporadic due to sabotage (pissed off employee?) or bad restoration of some repaired / resell unit. In any case, be careful there out.

Speaking in silver

«The ideological differences between the parties are exaggerated. What more it imports is to transform the system.


Perhaps between 70 and 80 % of the program of the parties is now, for saying it so, interoperable.»

- Timothy Garton Ash, speaking in silver.

Ash speaks about the United Kingdom, where the political parties are not so different as say it to be. For seventeen cents: is anybody capable of naming another place where that is happening? Perhaps it is not ruffled to think that there are alternatives and that, also in these other places that you have named for 17 cents (cheer up that the comments are opened) also it should be important to change the system to extend his possibilities, not to depend so much on the sterile change that supposes, sometimes, removing a party divided in the power to put other.

In the suitable plane

«The truly important of the Network is when it crystallizes in the physical territory. If we do not exercise our rights by means of legal actions and simply we shout, we will always be victims of the power.»

- David Bravo and Javier de la Cueva, calling to the action in the suitable place.

[(*): to the courts, to the courts, do not misinterpret them.]

Friday, March 12, 2010

The plans of the Spanish presidency

What plans does the Spanish presidency of the EU have for Internet and the telecommunications? Christian Engström, representative of the Divided Pirate in the eurocamera, account in his blog what it could get out of a conversation with Francisco Ros, Secretary of the State of Telecommunications and for the Information society from 2004. The title of the post says everything: "The war declares the Spanish presidency of the EU to the reality».

Worrying: cheap verbiage («the tic parriba, the tic pabajo»), laws to educate the children to respect the intellectual property in the way in which the State understands it and then... not at all. Only that: then not at all. For some motive while he was reading this post I have remembered the Malaga Valley, this technological managerial revolution commanded for: enterprising young people to whom to they give facility to mount his company? Skylight that not: commanded by a politicians' heap from the past with photo desire, bottled in suits and presided by Javier Cremades.

That the secretary of the state for the telecommunications does not redden on having expressed in public his intentions for with the network (what devils is that thing about to achieve that the network learns to forget?) (nothing) of the organization makes to wait for very little for the one that it represents.

And in fact there is nothing new here, I still wonder that porqué I write this post if it is a known thing that this is what it spends when to das to someone a charge that exceeds his formation and, especially, his comprehension and his interest. In 2010, the secretary of the state for telecommunications has blog corporately, neither personal web nor nothing at all. I imagine that it does not even come his to the mind to know a little more closely how there works this network whom he wants to teach to forget and respect obsolete ideas.

The islands in the network

After reading green Days in Brunei, which I liked very much, he was already wanting to read a finished novel of Sterling.

The true thing is that in Islands in the network Sterling develops much more the universe that presented us in the green Days in Brunei, to fulfill it with details. This universe is not so a cyberpunk (in the most literal sense: it is not so ciber, so so futurist) as it it is the showed one by Gibson, but it is more in contact with the current reality and it benefits, porqué not to say it, from the Sterling's biggest ease at the time of writing a novel.

The Islands world in the network presents a few States that have seen how thanks to the network new actors were appearing in the global diplomacy. These actors are, principally, big corporations that share the power, the deliberation and the negotiations table with the States.

Nevertheless, the world as Sterling shows it turns out to be worrying. Chaotic, violent, uncontrolled, with all the hope deposited in the victory of a luck of global government (a coalicción of the States and corporations) that defines the success based on the assimilation of all the regions that have not adhered to the coalicción.

The vision, a pair of decades later, might seem hit in these days in which coarse áfrica regions prove to be unable to brake the control of a few pirates' tribes that force the shipowners to travel with their own private defense at the same time that the only family turns into «the necessary evil» and is capable of influencing enormously the life of thousands of Mexicans. Both cases demonstrate that when the State weakens new forms of organization they will arise to fulfill these lacks. A problem is that the States usually adapt themselves slowly and for when they want to realize this type of situations can have become more frequent. Other is that the logic of the State is that of reducing any dissident opinion (but this is another history).

Obviously, these new organizations, in which the economic yield is not obviated but it is not placed over the well-being of his members they can have dark backgrounds of «cártel gangster» or, as in case of rizome de Sterling, be admissible from a social point of view.

The big doubt is: if we give for fact that this type of ecosystems again stamp can arise (or they are arising) and that the dark reverse is going to develop although one does not give him legal coverage (because that's why it is dark and for that they are going to defy to the power): would not it be worth while giving major coverage and facility so that the organizations that should compensate the scales do not find hobbles for his development?

Thursday, March 11, 2010

News plows bad news

«I believe that there has not been emphasized how sufficient this recession is the first on line so that the news newspapers in role have to exaggerate to keep on selling. Villain!»

- Juan Urrutia, economist and a little of everything, in his blog.

They know already, if the newspapers still read, take the news with a precaution pinch.

What is the thing, clearly, joke? True. What when the thing improves the means will news keep on exaggerating? True. The aphorism says it: "news is the bad news». Also, while they could keep on repeating that there is crisis they will be able to beg the State that limits moreover the right to appointment, or that gives them economic compensations for some motive that, good..., already will be invented. Something still will occur to them.

An opportunity

«And I was thinking that it was already not going to have time to fulfill all my labor sleep!»

- Jesus Alonso, in an ode to Salinger that was happening for the intensive labor actuality.
(I dress in that thing about Ann Pérez)

Pull, two more years to reach your targets.

The reform will be necessary or not, I do not know the matter as to declare myself on the need. But certainly a topic is the sufficiently serious thing as so that the government had submitted the matter to public debate. But no, this government remains pawned in doing the most important reforms facing the future of obscurantist form and for the rapid route. It happened to them with the Law of sustainable economy and it has happened again to them with the reform of the pensions (for mentioning only the two most recent cases). Too many worry for the darkness in two very important matters and in an epoch in which more and more transpariencia demands the citizens and to be submitted to more alertness and more control.

Mozilla, the extensions, the safety and what we can learn of the false positive


Interesting debate on safety the one that has opened this week to itself with the appearance of two extensions for firefox descargables and instalables from Mozilla Add-ons and supposedly infected with a troyano. Further on it has been proved that one of them was clean.

Beyond the trivial thing, this opens the whole reflection on the processes of quality and cross-check on the part of Mozilla of all these extensions (software, in last case) descargables from his repository. In this respect I want to emphasize Sergio's post, that I believe that it has reason great when it recommends to be prudent with the use of the navigator for sensitive tasks. This is obvious for many persons (between the readership of this blog I imagine that it obviated for almost all), but for the majority to think about these terms will be something new because they have not appeared it earlier.

It would add, also, that in our role of technological prescriptores (I speak for me and my environment, without going further) it is important that apart from recommending the use of free software and surer practices we were doing a special emphasis in the prudence and the good sense. Obviously, the systems 100 % sure, trustworthy and invulnerable does not exist. (Anyone who says to us that his software or his system in general is a 100 % sure can be immediately catalogued like cretinous without fear of being wrong). but where the skill cannot come, if it can bring us over (we will never come, obv) a good set of good practices. After all, when we speak about safety we are the weakest link and he has sense to reduce the insecurity derived from the bad use itself of the hardware.

I want to comment also on a question that Oscar rises in Sergio's blog, which was the authentic shooter to write this post: a comment that I had left long and in the end I have decided to climb to post. He says Oscar: "Really I have neither the time nor the knowledge to prove the code of one or another navigator. what would be the rules to choose the best or the surest?»

Here my answer comes:

To ask for the rules to recognize and to choose the surest navigator is a question so wide that it needs an answer which extension would give to write a blog (not a post, a blog) only to be detaching these rules.

Is the free software surer than the exclusive one? Of entry it is auditable with major facility, which does not imply major safety, only that if there is malicious code it is possible that it is discovered by less delay. The use of free software has countless advantages, but this one does not have because to be always intrinsically surer. It is possible that it it is in general terms due to the facility of audit (if not proper of the user, yes of the community - so important so that a software project is truly free), but punctually it can be insecure like any software.

Probably that will make use of this incident to throw fear, suspense and doubts about Firefox. Nobody should get alarmed, nevertheless. Firefox keeps on being an option reasonably sure that, used with good skill, it bears less risks than other options.

Of course, in the time for coming and if the users' Firefox valuation keeps on growing, this users' quota will occur the biggest problem of safety for Firefox and his programmers. Let's think for a moment how a developer of malicious code would do it: it is going to cost me the same time (it does not have porqué, but let's assume that like an order approach correct zero) to develop my attack against a specific navigator. Do I invest my time to attack 1 % of users, 20 %, 40 %? If we assume also the nonexistence concrete interests that praise my target election, my attack will be directed to the navigator who opens to me the door of more potential victims: the most used navigator. Of entry, this turns to IE8 in a favorite target, followed by Firefox. We should not be surprised, therefore, that in the future the specific attacks become more and more frequent against this navigator who has the added attraction (for the attacker) of being a multiplatform.

On the other hand, different navigators do not excite truly the comparative safety studies to me between. The utility of these compared studies is put by me in quarantine because these comparative submit the navigators to already well-known attacks and the most devastating attacks are always the innovators, not acquaintances. Said about another form, it is equivalent to irritate the airport safety because once there was an offense with planes when we all know that the next massive attack will not take place likewise the previous one: it will have another unexpected form and will take us for surprise. This new unexpected form and the consistent surprise are the base of the success of the attacker. That's why I believe that the benchmarks contribute information different from the one that often hopes to be obtained of them.

I say that I put in quarantine the utility of these comparative like safety meters, but not the subtlest information that is deduced of them: it is inadmissible that a navigator is vulnerable to well-known attacks, they demonstrate that the team responsible for this software has not done his work as it had to. And, sadly (because it puts in danger multitude of persons), it is not infrequent that are discovered bugs and vulnerabilities in IE (it is not a fixation, it is that we like or not, IE keeps on being the navigator most used in absolute terms in February, 2010) that already existed in arcane versions of this navigator or that the same one has bugs without parchear for months. (At the time of this post writes, IE8 a bug takes 8 days without parchear moderately critically that allows the exhibition of information sensitive to a remote attacker; almost ná. For 2 years with other vulnerabilities without parchear).

Since a new vulnerability promises to be until parchea, the appearance of xploits that should abuse this mistake is exponential. He was saying before the innovative attacks that they are more dangerous because one is assumed the already well-known attacks to do that the software is modified in question to improve his defense. If this patch does not come, the attacker has all the advantages: a well-known attack (something that facilitates the abuse of the vulnerability) for that the defender has not prepared himself. Without affirming anything about the safety of a concrete software, this type of laxness with the temporary remedies they suppose the whole argument to stop using a certain software.

And I say all this peacefully, without forgetting that any software is capable of having errors (of course, also our dear Firefox) that should make it capable to attacks. But: what are we going to do with that? It is not possible to avoid, the only thing that can be done is parchear as soon as possible. In that Mozilla has given that of lime and that of sand in only a few days: a system of cross-check of the software of his repository that has demonstrated imperfect (perhaps for confidence) that will be late in recovering the confidence that it was possessing between the public allowed to slip in malware, nevertheless they have been very rapid in the cleanliness of the extensions and the suppression of this concrete threat, which also demonstrated to be a minor of what seemed at first.

[And yes, it is not free of mistakes it it will never be, but in these moments I am not going to surprise anybody if I say that I recommend to use Firefox. Perhaps you were waiting for another thing? The last compilation of safety extensions that I saw the Security by default boys did.]

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The control society in 2009, and an extra ball

Another day be published That the numbers of discharges during 2009 of the books of the collection It Plants 29, in which The control society is included.

In particular, the free and free digital version of The society of control had 13597 discharges. Small smash hit! In June the discharges were 7500, so the discharges rhythm, far from drooping with the step of the innovation, has been supported across the months up to rounding a number that I would not have imagined in advance. Agreeable surprise, undoubtedly, that fills me with happiness.

Now the extra ball.

Stung already in the statistical curiosity, I felt like verifying the visits got for the blog in the same period (the year 2009). During this year 456.701 only absolute visitors went to stop to these pages, happening from 33.692 only visitors in January, 2009 to 49.177 in January, 2010 (for comparing the same month, instead of comparing January against December).

And: all this what? Since the truth: not at all. I do not know how many readership it has this web route RSS because I stopped using services as Feedburner before the bad design of the hardware of Google, but I know that the majority of those who come to the web is only parachutists who come from the searchers the searcher and leave (believe) almost as soon as they come. It does not worry me by no means: I believe that here there keeps on being the same limited group of everlasting persons and that - with more or less frequency - they appear in the comments, but I love that: it is to chat with this few ones - and to see if something good was sticking me - that this blog always wrote himself.

And of way I throw the umpteenth warning: soon, perhaps very quickly, I will have more time again for the blog. Till then, posts occasional on this page and more readings recommended in my Feevy and in my blogroll [any visible good in the side bar, here to the right]. Make web tourism, which is not so expensive, to fuck :)

[Ah, and I was useful a little bit free a few days ago to remove the AdSense publi, a small step for Google, a big step for me.]

Google Opt-out Village

Do you feel that your privacy staggers whenever you use Google? Since the company of Mountain View has thought about it and now it offers you to preserve your privacy. For it and only if you choose the option to preserve your privacy (skylight, it is optional...) Google he offers to you to send to you a child poblao in the mountains where nobody comes ná not, so that you do not have to worry.

Google Opt-out Village

Google Opt-out Village

They explain it in The Onion. (It is a video and I recommend to see it).

And I am still laughing. Of course, since the retirement is as in the images, almost I prefer to keep on using the searcher as I did it till now ;)

It is of first of right

The fiscal advice expresses not binding report on the Law of sustainable economy. Blanca Salvatierra comments in Public:

«The Fiscal Advice, organ adviser of the general district attorney of the State, has finished his report on the draft of the Law of Sustainable Economy (THEY), which contemplates in his final disposition that a Commission of Intellectual property, of administrative character, decides on the closing web page that they connect to contents with copyright.


The Advice qualifies of "doubtful" that the protection of the intellectual property "should put itself to the same height as the rest of the protected juridical goods": the public order, the national defense, the dignity of the person and the protection of the infancy.»

Go, it seems that I am not the only one surprised of with that the protection of the hereditary rights of any creation submitted to intellectual property will be equipped to the rest of questions of the State treated in the National Hearing.

After this authentic «ZAS, in the whole mouth» not binding, any complete leader should, at least, rethink the law. All to his positions and all calm ones. That will not happen in this reality (perhaps in parallel other one).

Update to Drupal 6.15

On the same night I have updated the software that manages this place to his last version (6.15). It was already taking a tiempito it was and I continued without updating.

I believe that it is quite in his place and that I have not left myself without reinstalling any module of those that we had using., but if they see something rare... do the favor of leaving a comment and I will see if I can solve it as soon as possible.

Edited to add (2010-02-16 12:30): I have played and updated a pair of modules that were not in his last version either.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Morsels of Actuality (105th)

A new delivery of the Morsels of actuality. The hundred and fifth round comes cargadita from linkage (ideals for another Sunday of rain and they come from the hand of the last disc of Paradise Lost, which really has left good mouth flavor to me.

  • Maketo power, Italy and the subItalians.
  • Jero and the chatterboxes 2.0.
  • Redimensiones revises the Cuban blogosfera. How are possibilities does it have? How politicized is it?
  • The uncle Rinze mentions That the last stupidity of the Plan Advances to promote the network. The years happen and they do not understand anything. Certainly, the blog of the uncle Rinze was 6 years it does a pair of weeks: congratulations!
  • Javier Casal and the electronic ID card: publirreportajes and reality. Iván Vilata speaks on the trivial forgery (for simple) possibly with this ID card And.
  • Is Iceland gliding to create a paradise of information as those of Criptonomicón or Islands in the network? In GigaOM they comment on it.
  • Wonkapistas analyzes: really are there 1500 dead persons less for the law antitobacco? Really is it worth while hardening this law antitobacco?
  • César Alierta raised a cloud of dust with his intentions declaration for with the network, Antonio made a comment much succeeded in finding on this matter.
  • David de Ugarte did two posts to the thread of the crisis: in what does the problem reside really and what is the factor most forgotten all the possible measurements that the government might take.
  • Lieutenant Kaffee and the power of the state (or the male prostitute joke).
  • The art of the things and sighs of Spain and Portugal: of the manual how to be prepared badly (of head) to confront a thesis.
  • Who watches observer? and the zafiedad of the industrila Spanish brickworks.
  • Coming Anarchy and the uselessness of the predictions in geostrategic politics... the less, onlooker.
  • Sergio Hernando and something that we already knew: the info spilled in the caralibros is used to catalog the credit risk. We have said it thousand times: your private life will make them rich: are you going to give it to him so baratita as you are giving it to him?
  • Greek yogurt and the last farewell to Sun, which has supported so many free projects: the EU approved the acquisition for Oracle.
  • Marburradas and an ode to the sandwiches:D

A good heap of linkage, some of them speak about economy and not about privacy: but the fact is that we cannot ignore the context!, and in addition to how is the crisis solved it will depend what structure we will inherit for the future. And any social structure determines how the power is distributed...

The next week: more!

Useless patents

«There is no positive evidence of which the software patents improve or the innovation increases in the software. None.»

- Brad Feld, in Feld Thoughts.
(thank you, Juan)

This places to the software patents to the empirical height of the homeopathy.

The RECORD, once again

It was in July, 2008, almost two years ago, the first time that I spoke in the commerce Agreement anti falsification (RECORD, for his acronym in English) of the one that lately speaks the whole world. In due time, unfortunately, we speak very few about it. A few months later, in February, 2009, already a draft filtered and there yes there was more echo on this matter.

After that one the topic died a little. And a lot of time it has happened without in the blogs one speaking about this, even does relatively little. I have not spoken myself much of the matter, although it is true that I comment on few intellectual property matters lately. I do not like thinking it, but sometimes I do it and believe that this is a victory of the villains, which in the long-distance racing of transformation of the digital society the detractors finish with exhausting and making exhausted.

I speak less intellectual property and of the restrictive laws that make us because every time I am more partial not so much of being opposed to this type of laws (something that we will keep on doing, obviously) but of doing campaign in favor of the free contents. Now I explain myself.

They are going to forgive to me the defeatism, tomorrow I will repent perhaps of this phrase: but to think that facing frontalmente we are going to achieve that the State does a law to his against es somewhat ingenuously. They have all the force of the system and they will squash us, they are squashing us. The system produces what he needs. And if that includes laws that contradict feeling and asking for express of the population, this way be. In this matter the opposition than these laws cannot be bigger and the State (the States, so much it gives me that it does not matter to me) ignores to the citizenship repeatedly. The RECORD, also, the United States promote it, and we already know how they spend them in these matters.

So when there has filtered the chapter dedicated to Internet of this new global DMCA (see the FAQ of EDRi) no comment seems less appropriate than of making to think that the RECORD is something new to me. It is the same old history of last decade: the States trying to put preserve to the network to cripple it and this way to return the system to a situation that supports his current power. Even with this name it is not anything new, let's remember that it goes already for two years since we knew of him.

No. The solution is to promote the creation of free contents, as expressed Andrés of clear and direct form in a comment in the same blog. The doubt that I have is the same that we had then: will our generation be at a height of the possibilities that we have been?

At this point it turns out to be already clear: the machinery of the State is going to devastate the freedom in Internet and the only possibility happens for a pacific and voluntary overthrow of the system: they will do more and more strict laws and we will publish everything with free license and will do return to the procomún. Only this way, only this way it will be possible. Only this way and with a neutral network, but this is a history for another post. (We do not lack raw material).

Monday, March 8, 2010

The worst of the «Valuation Alierta» that the Spanish presidency proposes for the EU

It does already slightly more than one month we were afraid the worst thing regarding the plans of the Spanish presidency of the EU for Internet.

From this day diverse events have raised again the alerts of all that we defend a neutral network as the only route to support a network and a free and plural digital society. I refer, the reader avezado will have already foreseen it although we had no time in this blog to speak before it, to the sad declarations of César Alierta, president of phone companhy, regarding porqué the companies that are employed at the network should pay a valuation to them. [Without it serving as precedent, here below I leave the video - with annotations that facilitate his comprehension, I dress in shot off Pull it does a pair of days - so that it is seen by the interested parties who do not know about what this gentleman said.]

That the Spanish State proposes now to raise this valuation Alierta to the whole EU (the proposal has been known now, but it was moved a few days before the famous declarations of Alierta, Bandaancha) it was an awaited movement, every time the proper minister of industry had already defended it in a few criticized declarations in which he was attacking the neutrality of the network himself.

Although I coincide with Antonio with that is terrible that the biggest company of telecommunications of the world latoc is unable to do a proposal of value of future towards the network, the most deplorable thing of everything it is not that Phone companhy does not understand that it is the network the one that contributes value to his services and not the other way round (as the people use the meter because it has work, and not the other way round that the people have work because they come in meter), the most painful thing is to see how the State fights on the ISP in an alliance for the control of the network.

It has been years since the access providers court the State, in his struggle with the management entities for sees who has the last power to control the flow of information and contents and, this way, to see who has the control on the taximeter of our life in network. The State accepts the dealing because an alliance with the doors of entry to the network facilitates the record of the telecommunications, necessary to increase the information asymmetry in the times of the transparent citizenship.

We were saying in June, 2008, to the thread of The end of the flat rates.

the Internet traffic represents an increasing portion of the entire traffic of telecommunications, but the telecos do most of his benefits across the traditional services (calls of voice) do not include you in the damned flat rates that do that his benefit is not burglaryable and that, therefore, this traffic increase does not bear a proportional increase of the costs.

The political power contemplates this request as an opportunity to allow the leaked one of contents, which it would demolish to the neutrality of the network. So that it is not ruffled to think that some and others should wink an eye and should legislate on this matter.

Any big Teleco as telephone it generates many more income and more benefits than other companies as Google. Nevertheless, if the medium-term perspective is that the benefits do not climb of progressive form, his stock-exchange capitalization will not go off (something that if it happens to the big one G and to other Internet companies). That's why Telephone search to break what flatly the access tariffs have, to turn them into a segmented product and segmentable, with aptitude to grow exponentially (or that at least such a thing could be said in a powerpoint to sell the motorbike). Very feasible I do not see that a company without ideas of future and that still contandocon the biggest monopoly and the biggest facility that the State could give to a teleco has been unable to adapt itself to be right for with Internet. So yes: they will use his forces in taking the roll from other instead of in making its own bread, and quite because his lean income without margin of worn growth will not manage to shoot his value in bag: into the speculation we have run.

And the problem here is not that Phone companhy, the State, Google, and the SGAE they all try to break the neutrality of the network (good, Google only tries to supplant it: je!) in his favor: the problem is that we are alone once again. Nobody will defend us but we. And in this battle we are not on behalf of anybody - little imports for me that the cat takes to the water Alierta, the State, the SGAE or a linear combination of all the previous ones - any more than of ours, because nobody is on our part.

And perhaps there is going to come the moment in which we should go thinking of gaining access straight to the network, of autonomous form. Perhaps it is not a feasible large-scale today, but they are not that far and there is no other one if we want to balance a situation in which the absence of restraint of the state - managerial concentrated elite begins to result... irritating and dangerous for all.