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From Stefano Bagnara <apa...@bago.org>
Subject Re: Change in policy to for JAMES to violate RFCs
Date Thu, 05 Oct 2006 10:10:09 GMT
Danny Angus wrote:
> On 05/10/06, Bernd Fondermann <bernd.fondermann@googlemail.com> wrote:
> 
>> does anyone see the need for a more formal vote about the patch and/or
>> the policy? if yes, please speak up now.
> 
> No.
> The policy is a pragmatic one, the idea that the documentation be
> hidden is flawed, it highlights neither the feature nor the issue.
> IMHO It should be highly visible, and contain a simple disclaimer.
> perhaps such as...
> 
> "Certain features allow Apache James to handle mail which has been
> constructed or sent by a broken piece of software.
> This feature permits James to handle messages which do not comply with
> RFC XXXX para Y.Y
> This feature has been disabled by default because James developers
> intend that James itself complies with the relevant published
> standards in the form in which it is distributed.
> The James project's policy is to encourage the developers of other
> email software to comply with published standards. It is only by all
> parties conforming to published standards that interoperability can be
> guaranteed, this is a fundamental feature of the internet.
> You are free to enable this feature which has been developed for your
> benefit as carefully as any of James' other features."
> 
> d.

+1

Stefano


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