Subject: Re: Postfix
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 08/15/2000 14:49:00
[ On Tuesday, August 15, 2000 at 07:26:28 (-0400), Thor Lancelot Simon wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Postfix
> We also anticipated that the Postfix license would change for the
> *better* (that is, become more BSD-like), not for the worse.
If you mean that "you" thought the Postfix license would lose the terms
requiring all contributors to grant "open access" rights (which I
suppose in concept is at least somewhat like the GPL), then I think
"you" were always mistaken. As documented on the "Goals and Features"
web page at www.postfix.org (and in more detail in the old vmailer and
postfix mailing list archives), it was indended right from day one to
make Postfix have a significant impact on the performance and security
of Internet e-mail. That goal is concluded with "Therefore the software
is given away for free, with no strings attached to it." This is
somewhat understated/misleading since it omits the implied caveat that
that no-one be allowed to "attach strings" to it either (which is what
makes the current license GPL-like, I guess).
Greg A. Woods
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