Microsoft, showing its true colors (they are a convicted monopolist afterall), has implied that they’d rather see Sender-ID, a protocol for ending spam, die on the vine than permit it to be used by open source project, most of whom built and continue to run the internet.
“(Eric) Allman also isn’t optimistic about Microsoft making Sender ID open-source friendly. ‘It’s pretty clear that it’s going to take an act of whatever deity Microsoft worships in order to get them to back down on the sublicensing issue. They made it absolutely clear to us that they were not even going to consider changing this, and the legal folks made it further clear that they would rather see Sender ID die than back down.’”
It’s bad enough that so many Microsoft machines are the very bane of existance on the internet with viruses and spam, but given the chance to help make amends for their own incompetence and disregard for anyone they balk at the chance.