[Mailman-Users] use of name "mailman"

James Strickland james at perforce.com
Mon Feb 22 22:54:45 CET 1999

On Mon, 22 Feb 1999, Christopher Kolar wrote:

> Sorry to bug you all with this (not being on the developers' list myself), 
> but I was wondering if I am the only person to wonder about the use of the 
> name "Mailman."  It is used by Endymion (www.endymion.com) for both the 
> commercial and the (excellent, free) standard versions of their WWW-POP3 
> interface software.  I am running both on the same server and about once or 
> twice a day get confused over which I am reading about.  Apart from the 
> confusion of a few users, maybe the development team should look into the 
> use of the name (from a legal perspective).

There is also a problem with the name incorporating the word "man", so if
there is a need to change the name I think a gender-neutral name should be

James Strickland
Perforce Software

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