Email Portability Approved by Knesset Committee
james at freedomnet.co.nz
Mon Feb 22 16:08:54 UTC 2010
On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 10:09 AM, Gadi Evron <ge at linuxbox.org> wrote:
> The email portability bill has just been approved by the Knesset's
> committee for legislation, sending it on its way for the full legislation
> process of the Israeli parliament.
> While many users own a free email account, many in Israel still make use of
> their ISP's email service.
> According to this proposed bill, when a client transfers to a different ISP
> the email address will optionally be his to take along, "just like" mobile
> providers do today with phone numbers.
> This new legislation makes little technological sense, and will certainly
> be a mess to handle operationally as well as beurocratically, but it
> certainly is interesting, and at least the notion is beautiful.
> The proposed bill can be found here [Doc, Hebrew]:
> Linked to from this ynet (leading Israeli news site) story, here:
> I will update this as things evolve on my blog, here:
Why does this seem like a really bad idea?
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