WG activities ( was Re: [Afrispam-wg] co chair)
graham-ml at apolix.co.za
Fri Dec 14 13:34:24 SAST 2007
Alain Patrick AINA wrote:
> The first thing to do for a WG, is to agree and adopt its charter. and then
> move on based on goals and milestones defined by the charter.
> and i can see that the proposed charter only has a global objective and not
> specific tasks and milestones
This list has been stagnant for a while now and I think we need to get
the ball rolling on this again.
I would like to suggest some global objectives for the working group for
us to look at so that we can define the scope of our activities:
Provide a unified platform for guiding the development of legal
frameworks within the AfriNIC region for the control and prosecution of
spam and related cyber crimes.
The current legal framework within South Africa is considered by many
to be ineffective against the spam problem and at this stage Africa as a
whole accounts for a minuscule volume of spam sent. The Internet does
not understand national borders and if the legal frameworks are in place
to co-ordinate efforts across the region then we stand a much better
chance of keeping the problem under control within the region.
Ensure the continued effectiveness of email as a communications tool
across the region.
Spam prevention techniques are making the delivery of mail ever more of
an onerous job for mail administrators. We need to ensure that as the
rest of the regions population gets exposed to the Internet that it
remains the effective communication tool that it is now.
And finally - develop technological best practices and/or new
technological tools that primarily aim to resolve problems specific to
the Internet landscape in the region.
The most obvious aspects that comes to mind is the problem of
narrowband communications and the high costs of IP communications in the
region when compared to the rest of the world.
This is a starting point and I would appreciate comments and additions
to the above.
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