Apache says it won't support sender ID

Friday, 3 September 2004, 1:26 PM EST

The Apache Software Foundation, developers of the popular open-source Apache web server, said on Thursday that it wouldn't support the proposed anti-spam standard Sender ID, because the licensing terms set by Microsoft Corp. are too strict.

In a letter to the technical committee working on the specification, the foundation said Microsoft's terms for the use of its patented technology within the standard were incompatible with the terms of open-source licensing used by Apache.

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