Hypermail or another name?

From: Daniel Stenberg <Daniel.Stenberg_at_sth.frontec.se_at_hypermail-project.org>
Date: Fri, 5 Feb 1999 13:12:07 +0100 (MET)
Message-ID: <Pine.SO4.4.05.9902051305180.27625-100000_at_metal.sth.frontec.se>

On Thu, 4 Feb 1999, Byron C. Darrah wrote:

> One suggestion, though: the new project should not be called "hypermail"
> unless Kent gives express consent. It should probably be called
> something similar, to show it's origin, but different enough that it
> would not cause confusion if Kent or someone ever releases a new version
> of hypermail.

While I can understand your view, I really can't see how a single person such as Kent can define what hypermail is and isn't (especially when absent). The license under which Hypermail has been released allows anyone of us to change and redistribute it, without changing name.

  "By contrast, the GNU General Public License is intended to guarantee your   freedom to share and change free software" (quote from COPYING)

Also, we shouldn't think of our efforts as a new project. We are simply continuing the development of hypermail v2, and when Kent comes back (which I am sure he will eventually) we will work hard to incorparate all his changes and ideas into the version of hypermail we have then. Many many projects are developed in a threaded manner and I am certain we can do it aswell.

Remember that hypermail 2 has *never* been Kent's job all alone, it has existed a crowd of contributors all the time.

             Daniel Stenberg - http://www.fts.frontec.se/~dast
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Received on Fri 05 Feb 1999 02:15:48 PM GMT

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