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l. c. on Sat, 15 Oct 2005 17:29:14 +0200 (CEST)


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forward.
the new Autistici/Inventati project .

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Subject: =09[Info] [Autistici/Inventati] Piano R*: L'altra faccia delle
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Date: =09Sun, 09 Oct 2005 18:45:14 +0200
From: =09Autistici/Inventati <info {AT} autistici.org>
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+++ R* Plan

New forms of expression and organization are arising, disorderly,
creating
relationships, ways of production and means of imagination. Day after
day,
without any prearranged plan, but with many shared ideas, we see new ways
of
living in this chameleon-like world -- ways of living that corporations
and
billionaire foundations try to exploit to their and their shareholders'
advantage.

Awkward attempts to fill the "dangerous regulative gap" with laws
inspired by
the clash of civilization, by international terrorism, by the need to
know
everything about everyone, by humidity and by locusts, have created a
context
in which rules andheir enforcement are but "another point of view",
adequate
for any situation, for any party in the game and for the most popular
tabloids.

Incapable of telling good from wrong, institutions are trying to close
the
fence, proceeding in a confused, contradictory and hasty way. They are
working
hard to give rise to a closed-minded, terroristic mentality, and to
construct
the dangers needed to prevent an "improper" use of the Web, in an attempt
to
create the Global Mall, a secure and well-lit place.

We go along a path of repression, a not so slow repression against
anybody
challenging this not so new mentality, and its cunning sponsorship.

All this, and much more, has led in the last few years to a more or less
evident violation of what is usually called civil rights and freedom of
speech:
the regular tapping of any communication channel, an increased trend
towards
websites and mailboxes seizures, more or less successful attempts to
censor
difficult and independent information, and the criminalization of
exchange and
sharing.

>From its commercial, wonderland-like image, Internet turns, according to
the
current needs, into a hell of pedophiles, cheaters and terrorists.

Unwillingly thrown into this scenery, and basing on our experience, we
have
tried to make out a different way to arrange our services, to re-assert
our
will to R*esist.

What follows is a not too long description of our plan.


+++ ONE NET BEYOND

A network of resistant communication

In this grim scenery, the undeniable danger of concentrating so many
sensitive
resources in one spot has led us to consider an alternative structure for
the
A/I services, a structure that could better resist the growing repressive
trend
(a trend which we have experienced directly, last but not least in the
Trenitalia case [1] and with the copy of our server carried out by the
police
with the co-operation of Aruba[2]), as well as the apparent lack of
respect for
fundamental rights and, more generally, the aggression of a society
wishing to
control and repress any unmarketable instinct.

Our aim is to create communication structures that cannot be annihilated
but
through a rather great effort by those who can't bear our existence.

Believing that building an impregnable, isolated fortress does not make
any
sense, we have opted for a solution that spreads the load of services and
users
(and therefore their sensitive data) among several servers, which, if
needed,
can be easily and quickly replaced; we have thus favoured a
decentralized
structure, with many interchangeable nodes, to a centralized one, which
may be
easier to bring about, but is certainly less efficient.

+++ THE R* PLAN

The R* Plan consists in the distribution of several servers, and thus of
services, among various providers scattered around the world (we are
constantly
looking for providers or ISPs willing to host our computers).

Every server hosts all fundamental services offered by A/I and some
particular
services, as well a copy of the information needed to re-create from
scratch
the whole structure (the most important part being the confi
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