Introduction

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The consideration of the PLUS concept and of the INTERPLUS architecture were proposed in 2008 by JFC Morfin, in parallel to the IETF/WG.IDNA2008 (on internationalized domain names), as part of his exploratory work on mecalingualization (cobotic languages) and multilingualization (languages cybernetics).

This was commented by the WG/IDNA2008 Chair, Vint Cerf as follows :

"I think there is considerable room for innovation and standardization at a conceptual "presentation" layer - such a layer was not defined in the Internet while some effort to define on was in the OSI system. As applications have become increasingly internationalized, it is arguable that codifying presentation concepts may prove useful. Some might go so far as to suggest re-inventing the system of binding strings to internet addresses (what the DNS does). While that path was not chosen in the present DNS-IDNA2003-IDNA2008 sequence, it might be considered in the future and in my opinion, it is in these areas (presentation and re-definition) that much of your work, jefsey, has relevance."

Vint Cerf, 02/07/2009

This JFCM's work in presentation and re-definition first engaged into the introduction of the 2012 INTERNET PLUS IDs. Several incidental debates, spurred by RFC 6852, events (International Telecommunications Treaty, Snowden, NetMundial, NTIA transfer) and their strategic global impacts on the internet governance and architectonic perspectives have clarified the need for a conceptual re-definition that should better differentiate web oriented interprocess networking and neb(ular) based intermessaging multimatics, encapacitating OSI layer six/TYMNET presentation considerations for multilingualism, security, intelligence and more generally, network extended services integration.


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This institute is to gather and help the coordination of the various efforts tending to explore and take advantage from the PLUS concepts in order :

  • to address the need for the missing Zimmermann's and Elie's presentation layer uniform system (PLUS)
  • to "re-define" the internet in continuity with its Vint Cerf's initial objectives (https://www.rfc-editor.org/ien/ien48.txt July 1978, IEN 48), politically frozen in 1986 by the "satus-quo";
  • to give back the Louis Pouzin's catenet its initial Norman Hardy's world wide Tymnet capacities and capabilities,
  • to resume the multimatics/brainware development of Extended Services engaged by JFC MORFIN in 1984, which was at the origin (further to RFC 923) of the 1986/2016 "status-quo" freeze. Also called the "Internet Moratorium" that period ended with the NTIA Transition (on 10.1.2016).



The target is to harness the accumulated experience over fifty years and three international episodes along the resumed (Oct. 1, 2016) "permissionless innovation" RFC 6852 normative paradigm in order :

  1. "to permit the internal technology of a data network to be optimized for local operation [1] but also permit these locally optimized nets to be readily interconnected into an organized catenet. [2] This is now achieved.

  2. "to allow new networking technology to be introduced into the existing catenet while remaining functionally compatible with existing systems. This allows for the phased introduction of new and obsolescence of old networks without requiring a global simultaneous change". This of what JFC Morfin was in charge in 1984 when he "green lighted" the connection of the Internet to the international public packet switch network, then under Tymnet technology. This what has to be "re-defined" (see initial quote) now the risks introduced by RFC 923 and the virtual network "glocality" as introduced by Vint Cerf (cf. first note below) have been fully understood and the technology permits to redeploy a VGN [3] based solution.


However, considering this in the TCP/IP context (currently dominant and low practical cost) shows (to the IAB and Intlnet) that pragmatics and architectonical approaches call for either a new vision for, or several extensions to, the IP Stack. This is a matter related to the fringe to fringe issue which is approached by the alterstack.net blik.


  1. Vint Cerf explains: "The term "local" is used in a loose sense, here, since it means "peculiar to the particular network" rather than "a network of limited geographic extent." A satellite-based network such as the ARPA packet satellite network therefore has "local" characteristics (e.g., broadcast operation) even though it spans many thousands of square miles geographically speaking."
  2. " The same, Vint Cerf explains: "The term "catenet" was introduced by L. Pouzin in 1974 in his early paper on packet network interconnection [1]. The U.S. DARPA research project on this subject has adopted the term to mean roughly "the collection of packet networks which are connected together."
  3. VGN: virtual glocal network, the possibility to virtually replicate the global ressources being to be locally used. The "perligent layer on the user side".


Related bliks (books on line) on going work
PLUS Institute: multiconsensus attempt about PLUS approaches
Alter Stack: Peri Localised User Stack architecture evolution
PLUS Task Force: working on PLUS implementation/use documentation.
INTERPLUS: information and organisation of services/support for using PLUS oriented solutions/capacities.
Fringe to Fringe Task Force: exploration/documentation of the fringe to fringe aspects.
IANA net zones: references for VGN (network bolstered use for local areas, nebula, neb)
DJSON: exploration, exploration, validation of delineated JSON formats.
PERLIGENCE: exploration of the intellition (emergence from multi informational percepts).
LERDA: exnalysis of ALFA (Architectonie Libre/Free Architectony)
OpenLabs: multimatics oriented development network.
XLIBRE: RFC 6852 LIBRE (free even from the Libre) experimentative community.
ATLARGE: At Large Digital Network/Ecosystem Users.
YIAM.NET: (French) une architecture pour une sémiotique digitale du Catenet.


PLUS SAS: Semantic Adressing Space for the INTERPLUS (under "FL" DNS Class & iDNs).