Announcing the new FSL MailScanner Beta yum repository
MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Mon Sep 22 11:26:32 IST 2008
Jason Ede wrote:
> From: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info [mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf Of Julian Field [MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk]
> Sent: 21 September 2008 17:57
> To: MailScanner discussion
> Subject: Re: Announcing the new FSL MailScanner Beta yum repository
> Hugo van der Kooij wrote:
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>> Julian Field wrote:
>>> This is a new Yum repository for CentOS 5 i386 and x86_64 only. It will
>>> always contain the latest MailScanner beta (4.72.2 at the time of
>>> writing) along with SpamAssassin (plus DCC, Razor, DKIM, SPF, IP-Country
>>> and Rule2XS plug-ins), ClamAV and all Perl module dependencies.
>> Much as I appreciate the work you put in to this there is a thing I find
>> less apealing.
>> If this is "your" repository and you start to charge money then it
>> should not depend on free repositories like the way you do now with
>> certain packages. ClamAV was the first one I noticed as it is a straight
>> copy of rpmforge. Or part of the payment should end up with the rpmforge
>> team for service rendered.
> I don't want to start any form of argument here, but isn't this like all
> those companies out there who sell MailScanner as a chargeable service
> to all their customers, and then never even consider giving me any form
> of compensation for all the profit they are making out of my work?
> Yes, there are a few very notable exceptions to this (thankyou, you know
> who you are), but there aren't very many who give me anything. Most of
> them take the profit and run, without ever even thinking of giving me
> anything in return.
> Also, the beta repository is free.
> And any services like this that we may choose to make a charge for, I
> don't directly get any of that money anyway.
> I'm taking it you get some of the money when we buy the MS book or is wish list preferred?
I do make a small amount of money from the book sales. However, I get
all the benefit of wish-list purchases :-)
Julian Field MEng CITP CEng
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