DJB, open source, smtpd alternatives ...
Tracy R Reed
treed at ultraviolet.org
Fri Jun 22 22:03:32 PDT 2001
On Fri, Jun 22, 2001 at 07:19:25PM -0700, Wade Curry wrote:
> Combining the two concepts, this is what I perceive: The source is
> nominally open, but not so free that the code could be truly
> developed by the user to make it into *their* idea of a better
> email server. AND when DJB removes the software from his
> distribution web site, the software doesn't have "a life of its
> own". Although it may be absurd to think that he would
I suspect you misinterpret what DJB means by not mirroring if his site is
down. I'm pretty sure qmail will go on long after djb does. It is
unfortunate that qmail isn't GPL and I really wish djb would change that.
But qmail is one of the few things that I find good enough to continue
using even though it's not Free Software.
Back around 1997 when my Palm Pilot PDA mailing list with 5000 subscribers
and 100+ messages a day was really maxing out my Sendmail+Majordomo list
server I dumped sendmail for qmail and performance increased dramatically.
This combined with the ease of configuration compared to sendmail had me
sold instantly and I've never looked back. Now I use all kinds of
wonderful djb tools and find them to be some of the best written software
Tracy Reed http://www.ultraviolet.org
"There are no significant bugs in our released software that any
significant number of users want fixed." - Bill Gates in an interview with
Focus magazine, Oct 23, 1995.
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