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Re: Our Stance on new Sender ID Revision?

On Thu, Oct 28, 2004 at 09:19:20PM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
> * Martin Schulze:
> > According to a Reuters story, Microsoft's Sender-ID standard has been
> > revised and will be resubmitted to the IETF.

That's so vague and so many levels removed from primary source
material that it could mean almost anything.

> > I wonder what people are thinking about this revision.
> > Do we have a common stance on it?

> We haven't got any evidence of a substantial change so far, and a
> discussion appears to be premature.

And it's probably not a useful way to spend our time anyway. Let other
people worry about it first, it's not really within the remit of
-legal at this stage.

If it's still not dead when people with some immediate relevance have
dealt with it, maybe we should look at it then. Any effort on our part
at this stage is wasted if somebody else shoots it down first, and has
the extra effect of legitimising the thing. I doubt it will get to a
point where we should bother with it before the end of the year.

In short: don't bother us with news reports about press releases that
say some company might be thinking about submitting something to
somebody else at some unspecified date in the future. Only events
which have actually happened and we have some reason to care about,

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