Re: [anti-spam-wg] Proposed New Charter

  • From: peter h peter@localhost
  • Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 16:20:22 +0200

On Monday 28 April 2008 12.00, Patrik Wallstrom wrote:
> On Sun, 27 Apr 2008, Brian Nisbet wrote:
> 
> > Colleagues,
> >
> > As promised I would like to propose the following text as a new
> > charter to change the focus of the AS WG to that of Anti-Abuse
> > or Anti Network Abuse.  Obviously there will be a substantial
> > amount of time put aside at the meeting in Berlin to discuss
> > this change, but that is, of course, intended to suplement
> > rather than replace any discussion that may take place here.
> >
> > Please do let Richard and I know any queries, suggestions or
> > general feedback you may have on the text below.
> >
> > The WG procedures would not be changed by this change in focus.
> 
> .SE has given e-mail a lot of thought recently. Anti Network Abuse is
> such a huge area to work with, and there is now a tendency to not
> focus on e-mail as such at all. So this might be another step to the
> death of e-mail. Remember Usenet News?
> 
> I believe that there should be a focus on trustworthy (more secure,
> robust, whatever) e-mail somewhere, but all I see is more focus on the
> wider issue on spam (on web, wikis and forums), trojans and
> botnets. There is the risk that we lose e-mail in the confusion.
> 

I fully support Patrik's view.

It's better to stay in focus of a well-known problem then 
trying to solve the more general problem of network-related abuse. 

Expanding the focus might even ( i'm speculating here) involve the 
agenda of RIAA and then shureley consensus would go down the drain.

Keep the anti-spam-wg as an spam-fighting group. Let other interests 
start their own group.

-- 
        Peter Håkanson   

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        again ... and again ... and again ... and again.
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