[Mailman-Developers] another "mailman" product...

Dan Ohnesorg dan@feld.cvut.cz
Sat, 22 May 1999 21:45:23 +0200 (CEST)

On 22 May 1999, Harald Meland wrote:

> [Jerry Adlersfluegel]
> > I was going through some stuff on freshmeat, and I found another
> > program named "mailman." I don't know if this has been discussed
> > here before, but I thought I should point it out.
> > 
> > http://www.endymion.com/products/mailman/
> It's been brought up before, and each time the conclusion has been
> that since the functionality provided by these two software packages
> differs quite a bit, there a) hopefully won't be too much confusion
> and b) is no reason to fear lawsuits over the name.
> And, they apparently camelcase their name (MailMan) while we
> capitalize ours (Mailman) ;)

In the Czech republic is site (http://www.pandora.cz) which is runnig
listserv called mailman and the autor have never heard about "our" 
mailman. But theyr mailman is not free software and it is not avalaible
for any other. So it is not confusion.

You cannot make some name unavalaible for other as long is the name widely
known, as Linux or so.


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