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Re: /usr/sbin/sendmail specification proposal, draft 4

On Wed, 1 Dec 1999, Wichert Akkerman wrote:

> Previously gk4@us.ibm.com wrote:
> > Then is the ultimate goal to create a GNU libmta.so or libmapi.so for
> > UNIX/Linux?    Could we note this in the LSB specification that this is
> > what is needed for consistency, then create an LSB/GNU todo to have a new
> > subproject created?
> Do we really want to start a new project, suddenly announce it to be
> the standard and then expect everyone to jump to it because the LSB
> says so? That sounds like the best way to make it fail.. the focus
> should be on documenting and standardizing existing, well-known
> behaviour.

In places where there isn't any existing common practice, then we should
identify the need, and encourage someone to go off and work on it, even
providing early feedback.

I agree though that we shouldn't standardize on the results until the
community adopts it first (or in parallel).


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