On Wed, 2004-08-25 at 20:56, Hallam-Baker, Phillip wrote:
Right now, we are supposed to be reviewing all of the documents.
However, as demonstrated in the "DEPLOY/IPR: Fundamental
Disagreements, or Get On With It" thread, there doesn't seem to be a
rough consensus that the SenderID license is acceptable. (Actually,
there appears to be a rough consensus that it isn't acceptable.)
I have yet to see a statement that makes a valid legal argument
that the license terms prohibit open source distribution.
It will not take a valid legal argument to derail
the widespread deployment of any standard that comes from
this working group. All that is needed is the, perhaps
unfounded, fear that implementing SenderID or any other
standard with nebulous IPR issues is going to bite the user
in a tender area.
FUD can be a quite powerful deterrent. Why spend
so much time working on a standard that is so engulfed in
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