Posted May 27, 2004 15:32 UTC (Thu) by kurtm
Parent article: Movable type and "almost free" software
Just a couple comments. You linked to the qmail.org site and not qmail's official site at http://cr.yp.to/qmail.html.
Also, I've been looking at building an email infrastructure, and I've decided to go with qmail. When I looked at the release number and date, I thought immediately of abandonware. However, one trap I feel the free software community has gotten into is thinking that a lack of releases equates to abandoned.
Yes, a lack of security updates definitely makes one think 'abandoned'. But it seems that too often 'lack of more features' is thought of in the same way. Why do our tools need to keep getting more complex? Is a Craftsman Hammer useless if it's design hasn't changed in 20 years?
I *do* feel that djb should address the linux compilation issues. However, the rest of qmail *works*. The add-ons that lots of people use are just that, add-ons.
to post comments)