Have you contacted people at ripe? They usually have a good handle on anything
Internet. I would try to speak to Daniel Karrenberg or Mirjam Kuehne.
From: "Rolf E. Sonneveld"
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 22:05:09 +0200
To: IETF DKIM WG
Subject: [ietf-dkim] DKIM expert group meeting for Dutch 'comply or explain'
after some off-list conversation with Dave he suggested I might want to send
this to the list. I apologize in advance if this message does not apply to you.
I also apologize if you get this message twice, when you are subscribed to both
ietf-dkim and the opendkim list.
The Dutch government maintains a list of standards, which can/should be used by
the Dutch government and semi-government, to improve interoperability. This
list is called the 'comply or explain' list: if a government body has very good
reasons to not comply, they can get away with it, but if they have no good
reasons, they have to use the standards that are on this list in the various
area's they apply, to improve interoperability. To give some examples: ODF is
on the list, as well as IPv6. The complete list can be found at
unfortunately there is no English version of it, AFAIK. Background information
can be found at
http://standards.gov/standards_gov/sos_rfi_docs/47_Netherlands.pdf. By some
people this list of standards is also seen as a list of standards, that need
some extra support to achieve a critical mass, to solve the problem of
chicken-and-egg that's often a problem in standards acceptance.
Last year in November I submitted DKIM as a candidate for this list. Now,
before it will be accepted for the list 'comply or explain', there are a number
of steps to be taken. One of these steps will be an expert group meeting in
July; in this expert group people from government, semi-government, industry
etc. are present, to give their view about whether DKIM should or should not be
on this list.
Now the committee, that is preparing this expert group meeting, is happy with
gov/semigov and industry participation, but they also want some technology
experts in the expert group meeting (of course, why else would it be called an
expert meeting :-)). Unfortunately the experts will have to have the Dutch
nationality, or at least speak Dutch, I'm not sure why; it seems to be a matter
Now my question is: if you're a Dutch member of this list, or you know someone
who is/speaks Dutch and has expertise in the area of DKIM please let me know.
The website with information about the expert meeting can be found at:
(ignore the deadline of June 8th). If you're interested, send mail to
and refer to this mail. Please note: it is possible that a selection will be
made, to achieve a balance in the expert meeting group between the various
parties, or to limit the number of members of the expert group.
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