A comparison of Mail Transfer Agents - Part Two
Posted Sep 1, 2006 14:30 UTC (Fri) by robdinn
Parent article: A comparison of Mail Transfer Agents - Part Two
Quoting From article:
"Postfix is limited by design (for security considerations) and has a tiny development community (not to be confused with its large user community.) So it has a less predictable future. The license is odd (no longer used by anyone) and precludes sharing with GPL code."
Disclaimer: I am just a Mail system administrator, not a developer,
and I am not familiar with the other MTA's discussed in the articles.
However I don't think anyone should be put off using Postfix because
it only has a small number of developers. A small number of _smart_
developers working in a well defined problem space can clearly
make really nice software.
As for a less predictible future, in the last 3-4 years that I have
been using Postfix, I dont remember any changes that made me think
"I wish they hadn't done that".
On the License, it doesn't bother me as a user. The code belongs
to the developers to license as they wish. If they saw it as a problem
they could always relicense it differently, but I suspect they are
happy with how things are.
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