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[ih] Who Paid for the Internet? (was Re: sad news: Peter Kirstein)

DoD also had a mandate for migration to X.400 if i recall, but
the army base in Germany where i had a small consulting gig
proudly showed their never opened / never to be opened boxed X.400

Aka: This didn't end with EU regulations, but i am sure it started

I forgot the name/number of the EU directive about ISO/OSI Sigh.
Was quite a bit of annoyance back in the days.


On Mon, Jan 13, 2020 at 06:39:22PM +0100, Johan Helsingius via Internet-history wrote:
> On 13-01-2020 18:23, Olivier MJ Cr?pin-Leblond via Internet-history wrote:
> > I should add, this interesting article by JSQ et. al. provides a nice
> > snapshot of the variety of networks around circa 1986 and how some of
> > them were funded: https://bit.ly/2uIMhGR
> Heh, "EUnet will probably eventually adopt X.400 for mail, using
> whatever transport mechanisms, such as TP4 or other IS0 transport
> protocols, are appropriate at that time." - I am sure Daniel Karrenberg
> still has a copy of the "EUnet X.400 migration plan" that was never
> intended to be used, but was demanded by the European Commission... :)
> 	Julf