It’s always puzzling when the good guys take on the good guys. John Gilmore runs an open relay on his home network for the benefit of himself and others. Well, as you might expect, sometimes spam gets routed through his open relay. That prompted a complaint by SpamCop to his ISP, Verio. Now Verio is blocking outgoing mail from his network. So, what’s more important, Gilmore’s right to provide an open relay or the prevention of spamming by closing all open relays?