Contributed by grey on from the get active dept.
Still, their position seems more encouraging than another story on which I've seen less reporting. Namely, Sendmail's release of Sender ID milter. We previously posted a story on the concerns that are entailed with these actions but it now appears that lines are being drawn by two prominent vendors. You might also want to look at these stories here and here by Yakov Shafranovich to get some additional background on this issue and why it is important.
That said, you can contact these organizations and let them know how you feel. Here are some links for more information on how to contact these organizations and give them your support or dissatisfaction on these issues:
Of course, perhaps the real irony to this story is why FOSS vendors are even put in the position of having to take a stance relative to intellectual property and licensing, when some analysis reveals that these techniques aren't even entirely effective.
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