Re: qmail license change
David Nicol <davidnicol <at> gmail.com>
2007-12-01 05:25:22 GMT
On Nov 30, 2007 7:46 PM, Chris Lewis <clewis <at> nortel.com> wrote:
> David Nicol wrote:
> > This looks to me like, although he has PD'd the package, he intends to
> > retain the restrictions on the qmail brand.
> If he's made it PD, he cannot impose any restrictions. The "please"
> recognizes that fact, and simply expresses a wish that people playing
> with qmail don't break other people's work.
as I understand it, the name 'qmail' is a separate property from the
source code released under the name.
He released the software, not the name. (unless he released the name, too,
If one were to, for instance, package up a MTA created
by modifying a stock qmail by ripping out qmail-smtpd and putting qpsmtpd
in its place, and call that "qmail," or even "qmail 1.03," would that be
acceptable? Clearly it is acceptable to distribute such a bundle now;
I'm just talking about what to call it.