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by drllau
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Namecoin logo licensing
Replies: 10
Views: 2811

Re: Namecoin logo licensing

ACK IIRC I have already transfered all rights to the logo to the Namecoin project. If not, I hereby do it. Legally speaking, there should be a distinction between collective (trade)marks and certification marks. A collective mark (which is probably closer to the existing situation) is where a logo/...
by drllau
Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Bounties
Topic: Google Summer of Code 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 3701

Re: Google Summer of Code 2016

> At this point, if we can only get 2 people to look at a wiki page or forum thread in a month, I don't think I can in good conscience recommend that we participate in GSoC this year. I'd point out that a normal startup you'd only need the right mix of hacker, hustler and/or hipster to get going. I'...
by drllau
Sat Oct 24, 2015 6:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TPP provisions on domain names
Replies: 8
Views: 2667

Re: TPP provisions on domain names

Another analysis confirming the unmasking of contact information. In addition, ISP have to provided site blocking or traffic shaping, most likely in connection with notice & takedown procedures which avoid any judicial intervention (guilty until proven innocent since rightsholders become prosecutor,...
by drllau
Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TPP provisions on domain names
Replies: 8
Views: 2667

Re: TPP provisions on domain names

If you read the actual text (and seen the context), this TPP is designed to be an open-ended framework that additional countries can enter, hence whilst as nationals of signatory countries (even if incorporated since you can be legally served) in the signatories, eventually the objective of the IPma...
by drllau
Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TPP provisions on domain names
Replies: 8
Views: 2667

TPP provisions on domain names

The EFF has analysed the leaked IP chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. In particular the comment on ICANN noted the privacy issues of a centralised DNS system The TPP has just ridden roughshod over that entire debate (at least for country-code top-level domains such as .us, .au and .jp), by ce...
by drllau
Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IPFS - an alternative publish/subscribe paradigm?
Replies: 2
Views: 1321

IPFS - an alternative publish/subscribe paradigm?

Neocities have announced support for IPFS , a supposed distributed file system (publish) with cryptocraphical hashes (subscribe) for content redundancy. I've haven't studies the protocol in depth so not certain as to their claims for "finely-grained, trustless, distributed, easily federated Content ...
by drllau
Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Name Squatting once again...
Replies: 44
Views: 11589

Re: Name Squatting once again...

If you seriously do not think that someone who DoSes the system by registering the entire d/ namespace would qualify as an attacker, and argue that such a person is simply exercising private property rights, then I do not think you can be reasoned with. I will save my time and not bother engaging y...
by drllau
Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting a few students to work on Namecoin
Replies: 8
Views: 1720

Re: Getting a few students to work on Namecoin

Maybe you can go in the other direction and tell them we are trying to create ethical software (see around 56:30). I've heard VCs describe blockchains as the internet protocol for the next financial infrastructure. Namecoin as a decentralised registry is one namespace on top of cryptocurrencies (ab...
by drllau
Sat May 30, 2015 2:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Building a more secure namecoin wallet
Replies: 7
Views: 2471

Re: Building a more secure namecoin wallet

>drllau Check the ultracoin concept, that may need an specialist on finance instruments and a coder.... Thanks for the pointer ... from what I can interpret of slide 14 their Veritas (hmm ... potential brand conflict) is basically a branded bitcoin with a proprietary book-build. However, it is not ...
by drllau
Thu May 28, 2015 5:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: # of names
Replies: 7
Views: 2411

Re: # of names

Well, an unused domain looks just like an actively used domain according to blockchain validation rules. That said, increasing renewal fees a lot (at least 1 USD per year) would have a superficially similar effect, in the sense that it would become prohibitively expensive to own huge numbers of dom...