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Re: RIPE32 Anti-spam WG minutes (draft 1.1)

  • To: Nate Waddoups < >
  • From: Herman Van Uytven < >
  • Date: Thu, 11 Feb 1999 08:54:45 +0100

At 09:32 10/02/1999 -0800, Nate Waddoups wrote:
>On Wed, 10 Feb 1999, Herman Van Uytven wrote:
>> Sorry, can we get back to what was the original question: who can be
>> contacted to make changes to this text.
>> If we do not have a contact, it is useless to do the dicussion here.
>> Since we are mostly system admins, I do not think we are the right people
>> to make juridical text.
>But, since we are mostly system admins, I *do* certainly believe that we
>represent a very significant group of people whose experise and
>understanding of the issues ought to be available to those who ARE
>creating the laws.

We can (should) make suggestions, but it is not to us to try to make
a text.

>If we don't try to guide the process, who will?  Lawmakers who don't even
>have email addresses? 
>I find that more than a little bit frightening!
>Assume just 4 million businesses on the Internet today...
>If 1% of them sent you one piece of junk email per year,
>you'd still have to wade through over 100 messages per day.

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