Spam Scoreboard - Proprietary Interests: 1, Standards: 0

Summary:In what I opined to have been not just a catastrophic blow to the battle against spam, but also a stunning defeat for standards setting in general, a working group that was established by the Internet Engineering Task Force to move the ball forward on e-mail authentication standards has buckled under the weight of proprietary interests and intellectual property problems.

In what I opined to have been not just a catastrophic blow to the battle against spam, but also a stunning defeat for standards setting in general, a working group that was established by the Internet Engineering Task Force to move the ball forward on e-mail authentication standards has buckled under the weight of proprietary interests and intellectual property problems.

Topics: Tech Industry

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