[Mailman-Users] Licensing Question

Richard Barrett r.barrett at openinfo.co.uk
Fri May 21 20:54:47 CEST 2004

On 18 May 2004, at 14:52, adam.swartz at highmark.com wrote:

> Good morning.  An area of my company would like to look at your 
> software a
> little closer.  Are there any fees associated with corporate usage of 
> your
> Mailman program?

Mailman is Open Software and subject to the GPL so basically the answer 
to your question is that source code access is free to individuals and 
businesses but you do your own support or pay someone to provide it for 
you. The authors and contributors to the Mailman source do not provide 
support on a contractual basis unless you negotiate an arrangement with 
them as an  individual. But plenty of volunteers contribute their 
experience to lists such as this one, that you have posted to, so 
supporting MM is not that difficult if you have some system's admin 

Download the MM source from sourceforge and read the gnu-COPYING-GPL 
and other documentation files in the source distribution.

> Please advise.
> Thanks,
> Adam Swartz, A.P.P.
> Commodity Planner II
> Corporate Procurement
> (717)302-5949
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