[foaf-dev] FOAF-based whitelisting project

Kjetil Kjernsmo kjetil at kjernsmo.net
Sun Mar 11 23:07:04 UTC 2007

On Sunday 11 March 2007 00:24, B.K. DeLong wrote:
> I think this is a GREAT idea as none of the social networks seem to
> be embracing anything more than the export of FOAF files.

Yup, and Danny had a recent blogpost where he discussed what use FOAF 
And I think this is going to be making FOAF a lot more useful

> I think the key here is that once there's stable integration of FOAF
> into whitelisting/blacklisting then working with Google, Hotmail,
> Yahoo! and other services that allow "contact lists" would help to
> proliferate the project.

Yeah, that would be really cool!

> Have you approached the various antispam and SPF groups for buy-in
> and support?

Not really, I've had an SA bug for it for a long time:
Hmmm, I thought I sent a follow-up to that bug... I think I should ping 
Justin Mason directly, he has been really interested in this for a long 
time, and has a lot of experience in spam-fighting and knows the 
spammer's tricks. Also, I've sent a message to the qpsmtpd list.

I used to hang out on news.admin.net-abuse.email on USENET like ten 
years ago, but other than that, also I (we, Chris and I) knows 
MessageLabs' Matt Sargeant, but other than that, I don't have many 
contacts in the antispam groups, so help in spreading the word would be 
appreciated! :-) 


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