a distinguished scientist at IBM, is one of those who said he believes
that "cooler heads will prevail" and a consensus can be reached.
"The issues are not as big as feared between [Microsoft and the open
source parties]," he said.
IBM signed on as a supporter of Sender
ID, but like all Sender ID proponents, such as Symantec Corp. and Sendmail
Inc., they endorsed the proposed standard when it was expected to include
one authentication method, not two. Borenstein remains optimistic that
the members of the IETF working group will work out their differences.
"IBM recognizes the interest and
concerns of both Microsoft and the open source community," he said.
"Both have valid concerns, but it is still possible to satisfy the
needs of both communities, and we are continuing to work toward that."
SenderID not DOA, standards body says