[ietf-dkim] DKIM charter update proposal
Murray S. Kucherawy
msk at cloudmark.com
Mon Oct 5 09:21:51 PDT 2009
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> From: ietf-dkim-bounces at mipassoc.org [mailto:ietf-dkim-
> bounces at mipassoc.org] On Behalf Of Barry Leiba
> Sent: Monday, October 05, 2009 6:56 AM
> To: Franck Martin
> Cc: IETF DKIM WG
> Subject: Re: [ietf-dkim] DKIM charter update proposal
> DKIM might or might not get to full Internet Standard, but that's not
> what we're aiming at now. We do want to collect the data Franck is
> talking about, and we are doing so. And if there's consensus to put
> that in the charter, I'm happy to do so (so far, only Franck has asked
> for it). But it's not a prerequisite for moving to Draft Standard.
> On the other hand, it's entirely possible that moving to Draft
> Standard is a prerequisite for getting the wide-spread deployment
> needed to see the real usefulness.
It seems to me based on my own experience that the turning point for adoption is not the progression from proposed standard to draft standard, but the issuance of an RFC (which has already happened). Public perception appears to be that when an RFC comes out, the protocol is no longer in flux and is thus "safe" or "worth it" to implement.
So I don't believe that moving DKIM to draft standard will mean there's a big surge in adoption, thus allowing statistics to be gathered. I think the next big surge of adoption will occur when something extremely useful, like domain reputation, is built on top of DKIM.
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