Re: DMARC: perspectives from a listadmin of large open-source lists

S Moonesamy <sm+ietf@elandsys.com> Tue, 15 April 2014 19:25 UTC

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Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:23:44 -0700
To: Dave Cridland <dave@cridland.net>
From: S Moonesamy <sm+ietf@elandsys.com>
Subject: Re: DMARC: perspectives from a listadmin of large open-source lists
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Hi Dave,
At 00:42 15-04-2014, Dave Cridland wrote:
>Given the expense and difficulty of IETF participation for smaller 
>organisations and individuals, it's hard for them to club together 
>and stand up to the 8000lb gorillas.

The above is an obvious problem or difficult situation that people do 
not want to talk about.

Publication in the IETF Stream usually entails giving up change 
control.  Sometimes that does not work out well; see RFC 6109.  The 
process is tedious.  It does not have to be like that if people make 
room for agreement.  In simple terms, people can discuss about X for 
the next three years or there can be a short discussion and a 
solution within the next three months.

The summary of the DMARC BoF is at 
http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/apps-discuss/current/msg10138.html 
According to that message there was agreement for the IETF to take on 
the DMARC base specification.

Regards,
S. Moonesamy