[spambayes-dev] Commercial anti-spam developer needed

Tim Peters tim.one at comcast.net
Sat Jan 3 20:33:46 EST 2004

[Dreas van Donselaar]
> I hope this email will be allowed on this mailinglist :)

It's not a moderated list, so-- yup! --it was allowed.

> I followed SpamBayes for some months now and used it with good
> results. I also read the PSA


> license and as far as I can tell I am allowed to build a commercial
> application using SpamBayes as the base.

That's right, and at least one commercial product has been built on it:


> I am actually looking for a developer that is interested in a paid
> project, building a commercial junk filter application using
> SpamBayes as a base. Altough the commercial application should become
> closed source, and there will be some techniques SpamBayes is not
> using (and probably won't use in the near future), I definately don't
> mind having the developed code contribute to the Open Source
> SpamBayes as well.
> It may be a nice opportunity for one of the programmers here to
> actually earn some money while still contributing to your great
> project.

The developers here weren't required to take a vow of poverty <wink>, and
there's no barrier on this end to anyone doing whatever they like.

> Just for the record I am "only" a student and no big commercial
> business but I do have quite some funds and have been thinking about
> a project like this for years.

That's how Bill Gates started too; I just hope you don't take so long to
achieve world domination -- it was always an embarrassment to America that
Bill was such a slow starter <wink>.

Good luck!

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