eWeek: I Come to Bury Sender ID, Not to Praise It
Aug 26, 2004, 23:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Larry Seltzer)
"It must have seemed like a good idea at the time: The effort to
create an effective standard for SMTP authentication relied, and
still relies, on quick adoption by the largest companies in the
e-mail business, and Microsoft is a significant company in both the
e-mail software and service business. Why not bring them into the
process and make them a central part of the solution?
"But it was not to be. With just hours to go on their deadline
under the IETF standard process, Microsoft finally released their
revised license for their intellectual property rights claims in
Sender ID. Microsoft has offered a royalty-free license to all
implementers of their property and, it would appear, more than
satisfied the needs of the IETF..."
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