On Tue, 7 Dec 2004, Scott Kitterman wrote:
If the council is going to take positions, they should be in specific about
SPF or a positive assertion of general principle. For example, saying that
Sender_ID is bad because the license is incompatible with the GPL is true,
but problematic. It's better to say that the SPF Council believes that any
solution must be implementable by both commercial and free software.
I would agree with this.
As far as Sender-ID goes, I'd support something along the lines of,
"Sender-ID includes mail from protection derived from SPF. The SPF Council
believes that mail from protection is an essential element of e-mail
authentication. To the extent that Sender-ID mail from protection remains
compatible with the pre-existing SPF usage, the SPF Council supports this."
Everyone who understands whats been going on will be able to read between
the lines. Those who don't get it, aren't going to get it anyway, so you
may as well avoid upsetting people.
I like this statement.
Everyone says that having power is a great responsibility. This is a lot
of bunk. Responsibility is when someone can blame you if something goes
wrong. When you have power you are surrounded by people whose job it is
to take the blame for your mistakes. If they're smart, that is.
-- Cerebus, "On Governing"