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From: Alex Tkachenko
Date: 2004-09-14 13:22:45 -0400
Subject: Re: Mailing list for Snert Milters

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Hi Anthony,

This last message of yours made me concerned with the future of your
software. In my work I rely upon completely open-source software, being
burnt by several cases involved proprietary programs. You vaguely
mentioned you gonna start your new enterprise to sell the software.
Could you please let me know what are your plans regarding the milters?
Do you plan to make them completely closed-source or more like, say
sendmail, where the sources are available for free but commercial
services are also available should one need it?

I had a plans of Napoleon's magnitude but I might need to revisit them
in the light of these recent news... :(

Please advise.

Thank you very much,

On Tue, 2004-09-14 at 03:44, Anthony Howe wrote:
> Mailing list removal and archive information found here:
>            http://www.milter.info/#Support
> --------------------------------------------------------
> Hello everyone,
> I'm contacting everyone who has emailed me for support or questions
> concerning my milters for two reasons:
> First I'm pleased to announce I've put in place a proper mailing list
> (in place of my address book) on my server for questions, support, and
> discussions related to my milters. Its been has been requested time
> and again and I've been pre-occupied with projects to deal with it
> before now. The web site:
> 	http://www.milter.info/
> provides the details on how to get on and off this mailing list. I
> can't say just yet what sort of volume or activity there will be, but
> I suspect it will be light. Derek Balling's http://www.milter.org/
> blog will continue to be used for announcements in addition to this
> list.
> The second and more contraversal point of this mailing is I have a
> survey I wish to conduct, which I have been convinced by some people
> of its necessity, so my apologies before hand.
> As some of you may know, I work as a programmer/sys.admin for a small
> ISP in the south of France. Many of the ideas for my milters have been
> spawned in response to being the one responsible for my employer's
> mail servers and trying to hold back the flood of spam and bulk mail
> viruses that enter port 25. I hope many of you have found that my
> milter software has been helpful to that end.
> With nine milter titles now available and three more already in the
> works or planned for, I find that the lines between my day job and my
> software design efforts have become more and more fuzzy. I am a
> programmer by trade and passion, while system administration is not my
> strong suit. So I'm now considering leaving my day job to start my own
> independent software business with my milters as my initial product
> catalog.
> With that goal in mind, I've been convinced by some sale-types of the
> need to conduct a survey concerning the distribution and intended
> pricing of my software. Essentially I have to figure out the market.
> Currently I see my target market as being corporate to small
> businesses operating Sendmail servers.
> I kindly ask of you to take the time to reply to these questions
> honestly. Negative feedback is welcomed, though I ask you to be
> polite. Please follow the following link to fill in the survey:
> 	http://www.milter.info/survey/

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