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.
There's never money to do it right, but always money to do it
again ... and again ... and again ... and again.
( Det är billigare att göra rätt. Det är dyrt att laga fel. )