Contributed by grey on from the this crap again? Let's give them an earful dept.
As you may have noticed, there is currently a bit of a kafufle with the licensing Microsoft is proposing for Sender-ID. Seeing how the IETF is considering Sender-ID as a new standard (and we all know how well the IETF track record has been on such things recently), it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see the similarities here.
While I'm sure undeadly readers are happy to have the free, functional and secure alternatives like CARP and OpenBSD's robust stack implementation, the IETF now seems to be pandering to large corporations and their poorly licensed or patented IP all too often. In this particular case, even Eric Allman indicates that this may change some of the ways in which sendmail is distributed or licensed.
Ironically, on a different, but somewhat related issue, the proposed license for the upcoming Sendmail X is already raising eyebrows on its own, and concerns exist as to whether such future versions will be free enough to distribute.
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