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MoonGroup.com: Tempest in a Teacup

[ Thanks to Chuck
Mead
for this link. ]

“On Friday the 3rd of September 2004 I reported that Sender-ID,
the proposed name for a new anti-forgery standard for email being
developed by the IETF’s MARID working group, was in turmoil because
of the license being imposed by one of the MARID group’s corporate
members, Microsoft. Many of the most well known open source
organizations and developers have begun reporting their stance on
the issue so it seems appropriate to discuss what’s actually
happening and why.

“First of all it is important to note that Microsoft has not yet
been granted a patent on any intellectual property associated with
the proposed standard (Sender-ID). They have informed the working
group (MARID) of a patent claim they have applied for with the
USPTO and they have informed the working group of that claim as
required by the IETF’s IPR policy (RFC3669)…”


Complete Story

Related Story:

eWeek: I Come to Bury Sender ID, Not to Praise It
(Aug 26,
2004)