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

  • To: "anti-spam-wg@localhost" anti-spam-wg@localhost
  • From: Brian Nisbet <brian.nisbet@localhost
  • Date: Thu, 01 May 2008 16:12:53 +0100

Afternoon,

In light of a number of comments that have been made on and off
list I would like to present a slightly updated charter.  The
very important additional sentence is as follows:

"It is important to note that areas such as cybersquatting or hosting illegal content are not seen to be part of the remit of the working group."

The full proposed charter is as follows:

As the Internet has evolved, the scope and scale of network abuse
have evolved in step.  While unsolicited bulk email (spam) was
previously the most visible form of network abuse, it is often
now merely a symptom of much deeper abuse such as viruses or
botnets.  To reflect this changing Internet, it was proposed at
RIPE 55 that the Anti-Spam Working Group widen its focus to
include all relevant kinds of network level abuse.  It is important
to note that areas such as cybersquatting or hosting illegal
content are not seen to be part of the remit of the working group.

The working group would aim to tackle the issue from both the technical
and non-technical angles:

- To produce and continue to update a Best Common Practice document
for ISPs similar in nature to RIPE-409 but covering a wider range of
possible abusive behaviours.

- To provide advice (beyond that of the BCP) to relevant parties
within the RIPE region such as ISPs, Governments and Law Enforcement
Agencies on strategic and operational matters.

- To discuss and disseminate information on technical methods of
preventing or reducing network abuse.

Regards,

Brian.