I believe it is essential to create and sustain freespaces which are driven by interest and passion - not profit.
All places I know that focus on creation of ideas and life, instead of money, thrive in a way that is a bit unexplainable, but profound. And encouraging!
Just like open source software, it lowers the barrier to participation to the absolute minimum. Instead of ensuring a ever growing surplus of money, there is total focus on creation/creativity.
Just like open source has spread out to the public, so will the ideas of freespaces - without interests beyond the interests of the users.
More of these please!
My simple guess is any request with a destination of 53 is logged and then resolved at some later time.
I have a hard time believing that this would be the case; at least here in Denmark, everything about the different filtering we've experienced points at
zero-knowledge politicians telling some IT staff what to do - and do it now!
No real blocking is taking place, just sort of placebo blocking.. by the way, on the Danish version of the 'page with the red STOP sign' it says that ones visit to that page has not been logged.
Our government, just like the rest of the 'civilized' world are acting crazy with paranoia. It seems like they (the politicians) are having a race as to whom can implement most privacy/human-rights defying laws fastest!
The UNIX philosophy basically involves giving you enough rope to hang yourself. And then a couple of feet more, just to be sure.