[Mailman-Users] query re "message has implicit destination"(devils advocate!)

John W. Baxter jwblist3 at olympus.net
Sat Sep 2 03:14:23 CEST 2006

On 8/31/06 4:09 PM, "Brad Knowles" <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org> wrote:

> Actually, I think either "unapproved" or "unauthorized" are the most
> appropriate terms.  After all, the code is released under the GPL,
> and anyone who is making modifications to that code and then making
> their modified version available to their customers (or otherwise
> benefiting from those modifications) are supposed to contribute the
> source to their changes back to the community.  But CPanel has not
> done this, neither has Plesk, nor Apple.
> Now, in a way, Apple gives back to the project more than they
> probably realize, but that's not the same thing.
> So, while we don't make that big a deal of this issue, I think I'm
> actually being reasonably lenient on these companies.

I continue to think that "un-vetted" is closer.  GPL doesn't give Mailman's
copyright holders control over what changes are made, which "unapproved" or
"unauthorized" would seem to imply.

I think.


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