Support Freedon, only use Free Software
Posted May 27, 2004 12:07 UTC (Thu) by corbet
In reply to: Support Freedon, only use Free Software
Parent article: Movable type and "almost free" software
"So when will LWN switch to a Free Software alternative (like postfix or exim)
and thus helping Free Software?"
You know, our current configuration works; it also makes use of some qmail features that will complicate a transition. If I were starting now, I would install something else - but this is a mail system which has been running since 1997. I don't believe that our running qmail hurts free software, or that our switching would help free software in any notable way. But it would hurt LWN in the short term.
We'll switch at some point, it's definitely on the list of things to do. But I expect there are still quite a few things on the list which will get done first.
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