Re: [ga] Letter from ICANN to New.net
On Fri, Jul 27, 2001 at 05:21:36PM -0700, Roeland Meyer wrote:
> > I look forward to the cessation of your use of email, then,
> > since the design
> > of the email protocols came straight out of the IETF...
> Current email protocols came straight out of sendmail. Eric will be quite
> surpised to hear you claim otherwise. IETF adopted them after the fact.
> FidoNet had email back in 1982. IETF didn't exist until 1989 or so. ...
> amazing how those time-warps work to your sole benefit.
Just to correct yet more of Roeland's inaccuracies:
Aug 13, 1982: RFC 822, "STANDARD FOR THE FORMAT OF ARPA INTERNET TEXT
MESSAGES" (Edited by Dave Crocker)
Nov 21, 1977: RFC 733, "STANDARD FOR THE FORMAT OF ARPA NETWORK TEXT
MESSAGES(1)" (By Dave Crocker)
Sep 5, 1973: RFC 561, "Standardizing Network Mail Headers"
(By Bhushan, Pogran, Tomlinson, White)
The first IETF meeting was in 1986, but core group had a long prior
history, before the name was adopted. Those people developed email long
before fidonet existed. And sendmail implements protocols, not the
Kent Crispin "Be good, and you will be
email@example.com lonesome." -- Mark Twain
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