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[ih] XEROX/PUP and Commercialization (was Re: FYI - Gordon Crovitz/WSJ on "Who Really Invented the Internet?")

On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 11:57:59AM -0400, Vint Cerf wrote:
> the consequence of that choice is to make equivalent a wide range of
> networking technology but seems to miss picking up the heterogeneity
> that the TCP/IP architecture permitted. If you try to define
> "internet" by applications we may as well then conclude there is no
> difference between ARPANET, X.25, DECNET, SNA, and the Internet (as
> defined by use of TCP/IP suite) etc.. and yet I think it is arguable
> that adaptation to heterogeneity has been an important feature of the
> TCP/IP protocol suite.

I didn't just mean applications, although they are important. I was
really trying to get at the way our current Internet based on IP
allows permissionless innovation, mostly.