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Re: PINE clone

From: Alain Magloire
Subject: Re: PINE clone
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 13:55:37 -0500 (EST)

> On Thu, 25 Mar 2004, Rick Moen wrote:
> > Josh, I hope you won't mind, but I've taken the liberty of public
> > archiving that codebase on my personal server at
> > http://linuxmafia.com/pub/linux/apps/ as nmail-1.3.tar.gz .  That
> > directory's index (catalogue) file has a description with appropriate
> > warnings about this being in proof-of-concept condition.
> Thanks! I've created a project at berlios.de:
>     http://developer.berlios.de/projects/oserp/
> (note, I also changed the name... I found a few other projects named nmail
> out there. Figured I'd avoid any possible problems right from the start).
> If anyone wants developer access, just lemme know.
> > tarball form.  If I may be so presumptuous, here are two suggestions:
> >
> > 1.  Version numbers / Changelog.  I inferred "1.3" from strings in your
> > Pine-emulation code, but will gladly correct this if you assign more
> > formal versioning.
> That's fine. I'm letting CVS take care of the revision numbers for
> individual files. I'll be using tags to track more normal versions on
> distributions (ex. current version up on berlios is tagged 0.1).
> > 2.  Add the GPLv2 "COPYING" file to the tarball.  It's currently
> > referenced by the readme, but not present.
> Thank you! I'm actually not 100% sure what to do with the license. On one
> hand, I'd like people to be able to write different frontends with it, and
> use a BSD or perl or whatever license they want, so LGPL sounds good. On
> the other, if I use GNU MailUtils, I think I'll have to use GPL. The perl
> version I have up there is under the LGPL right now, but I haven't had any
> contributions, so I can change that in a future version if people think it
> should get changed.

Mailutils has two license, GPL and LGPL.  The libs are under LGPL
and the applications(frm, mailx etc ...) under GPL.

> > I note from your program_structure file that you have a good list of
> > existing mail-handling codebases from which code can be borrowed to
> > avoid reinventing wheels.  In case it will help, here's my rundown of
> > all 100-odd MUAs I'm aware of for Linux.  You might find other Perl or
> > Perl-friendly codebases to borrow from.  (Beware of licence
> > incompatibiltiies, of course.)
> >
> > "MUAs" on http://linuxmafia.com/kb/Mail/
> Very nice list! Should definately help.
> Thanks,
> --
> Josh I.
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au revoir, alain
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