International Council for Advanced Network Technologies
We have been tasked by the internet at large to determine which
technologies are advancing the current state of the art, or are
a hindrance to a functioning, interoperable, and open internet.
List of deprecated technologies
- Any and all version of Internet Explorer
- Adobe Flash
- Macromedia Shockwave
- HEVC and other similar technologies whose list of patents that must be licensed exceed one page of US letter-size paper
- Let's just go ahead and assume anything from Google is deprecated. Who knows when they'll kill off search?
- Any image or video format created by a bunch of cloud providers trying to save storage and bandwidth costs rather than those more closely aligned with the production and consumption of visual art.
List of inherently hazardous technologies
- All software with time-limited, network-activated license activation schemes.
- Forced automatic software update schemes that do not take into account the probability of power outages due to local weather conditions and other factors
- Top level domains that are the same as the normal extension for common file formats, such as .zip, .mov, or .com, cause too many problems.
There are many more inherently hazardous technologies that are
not yet listed. The Special Committee on Advertising and Marketing is studying current
internet advertising technology and content broker services and is expected to significantly
expand this list.
We would also like to note that while systemd continues to expand its tentacles
into the network, is frustratingly annoying, pointless, bloated,
broken by design, abusive, abrasive, unwanted, unnecessary, frustratingly annoying,
violates the principal of least astonishment, replaces well-established lean software, fails to advance to the state of the art,
and is otherwise generally unpleasant, it is not inherently hazardous. That being said, by unanimous vote of the entirety
of ICANT's staff, members, and volunteers, ICANT would like to extend a healthy "would you please not" to
its creator and proponents should they ever decide to write software in the future.
List of rude practices
- Reusing the name of a well-established service or product for your new startup.
- Poul-Henning Kamp
- Listing Poul-Henning Kamp without further clarification