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

"Murray S. Kucherawy" <superuser@gmail.com> Mon, 14 April 2014 18:55 UTC

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Subject: Re: DMARC: perspectives from a listadmin of large open-source lists
From: "Murray S. Kucherawy" <superuser@gmail.com>
To: Miles Fidelman <mfidelman@meetinghouse.net>
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On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 11:46 AM, Miles Fidelman <mfidelman@meetinghouse.net
> wrote:

> Does this, perhaps, illuminate a flaw or failing in the way IETFs effects
> its role as the Internet's official standards body?  The more so that it's
> not stepping in after the fact to help clear up this mess?
>

Possibly.  I confess I heard the reasons for rejecting the request, but I
still don't fully understand them.


> I do wonder if there's a related case study in the way that RSS evolved
> into Atom - a case where outside work, and conflicts within it, ended up
> being worked under the IETF aegis?  (Sort of  shame that Atom has not
> become more popular.)


I'm not familiar with the story of RSS, but I do know that XMPP and DKIM
are held up as cases where work was started externally and then brought
into the IETF and finished, so there are cases where it is indeed palatable
to the powers-that-be.

-MSK