So, this is it? When I saw the news after the net neutrality discussion in Brussels the week before last, I was immensely relieved. Compared with the US – they are still in the middle of the net neutrality debate – Europe managed to find an acceptable compromise within a few months.
Honestly, I am surprised by the great response to OpenDPI. Two weeks after releasing version 1.0 we have counted 1000 downloads. This is much more than we expected for this very special piece of software.
Making the own intellectual property public is an interesting experience. Of course we had a long internal discussion about that irreversible step beforehand. What do we give away and what will we get back? What will other people say about our software? But all responses showed that it was the right step.
Last week, I participated in a workshop session called “Deep Packet Inspection: Technology, Promise & Controversy. What You Need to Know.” at the Broadband World Forum Europe 2009 in Paris. The panel discussion with participants from DPI vendors, Internet service providers and net neutrality activists was meant to “foster an open, balanced and rigorous discussion of DPI’s capabilities, benefits, limits and concerns”.
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