Dear DKIM Mail List:
In Paris, we held the second MASS BOF. In my opening remarks, I indicated
that we should have called it the first DKIM BOF. The second DKIM BOF will
take place at the upcoming IETF meeting in Vancouver.
I few weeks ago I notified Dave Crocker and Jim Fenton that I wanted to try
a different approach for the second DKIM BOF. I really appreciate their
considerable efforts as chairs of the second MASS BOF (a.k.a. first DKIM
BOF). I sincerely hope that changing chairs will not cause any lost
momentum, rather it will help focus activity on the things that are needed
to get a working group chartered.
I have asked Barry Leiba and Stephen Farrell to chair the second DKIM
BOF. I am quite pleased to announce that they have agreed. I believe that
DKIM needs a combination to Applications and Security perspective, and this
leadership team offers this necessary experience.
Barry has been very active with the development of DKIM, yet he is not an
author of any of the documents. He has a long history in the Applications
Stephen has almost no history with DKIM, but he has a long history with
public key cryptography standards, including PKIX and SACRED. He has a
long history in the Security Area. He is the co-chair of the SACRED WG,
which will very likely be shut down before the Vancouver meeting.
I firmly believe that this combination of "an old hand" and "a fresh
perspective" will also be helpful.
I have spoken with both Barry and Stephen. I have tasked them with
building a charter that will have community approval. This must include
reasonable milestones. I expect this discussion to begin on the mail list
before the meeting in Vancouver.
DKIM BOF Sponsor / Security Area Director
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