[linux-elitists] MTA roundup
Sun Apr 28 23:53:19 PDT 2002
On Sun, Apr 28, 2002 at 11:38:39PM -0700, Aaron T Porter wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 28, 2002 at 05:37:58PM -0700, Marc MERLIN wrote:
> > The list grows longer, the arbitrary, and in my opinion, plain silly
> > licensing restrictions on qmail, make qmail non open source compliant among
> > other things, and makes one wonder why we should bother with all these
> > restrictions when there are fine alternatives available nowadays.
> > If you are interested, you can find some more details by Rick Moen here:
> > http://www.linuxmafia.com/~rick/faq/#djb
> I don't think it's fair to link to Rick's rant about Dan without
> linking to Dan's rant about Rick. Bottom of the page.
Fair enough, thanks for the link.
That said, while he makes a valid point for Red Hat's position wrt to
distributing OSS only, linking to his page which answers Rick's essay with
"Rick Moen is an idiot" is hardly doing him a favor, now is it?
Quite frankly, I'm not certain I really need to add this page, it simply
furthers my point that DJB enjoys being thickheaded, and my roundup was
meant to talk about the MTAs, not DJB, however I had to make it clear that
qmail isn't open source, and warn people about the license issues before
they consider using it.
Microsoft is to operating systems & security ....
.... what McDonalds is to gourmet cooking
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