Bug#295288: ITP: sendemail -- smtp email from console sending tool
On Tue, 2005-02-15 at 10:34 +0100, Eduard Bloch wrote:
> #include <hallo.h>
> * David Moreno Garza [Mon, Feb 14 2005, 02:56:12PM]:
> > * Package name : sendemail
> > Version : 1.51
> > Upstream Author : Brandon Zehm <email@example.com>
> > * URL : http://caspian.dotconf.net/menu/Software/SendEmail/
> > * License : GPL with a non-free clause (non-free package)
> You should have good reasons to get non-free crap into Debian.
It would not be officially into Debian's archive. Please take a look
into the Social Contract of Debian to learn about the commitment of the
project to its users and the understanding of some of free software user
needs, as well as the explanation on supporting the non-free section.
I do not like non-free software, not misunderstand also, what I'm trying
to say, I just understand why Debian's Social Contract explains the
Anyway, sendEmail is released under GPL with a non-DFSG-compatible
clause, which stands:
*** The use of this software for sending spam ***
*** or unsolicited email is explicitly denied ***
This would obviously violate DFSG #6. But, in this case, I probably it
could be justificable.
Anyway, I'm trying to convince upstream author to change the license,
since I really like his software and I'd like to have it integrated
officially into Debian.
> And we have already at least two packages serving this purpose (ssmtp,
> nullmailer). How is this one different?
Because I find it easy to use, and I think other users will find it as
> PS: instead of the 1001st smtp-mailer agent, I would like to see a
> compact local-nullmailer (sendmail command just writing to
> /var/spool/mail or procmail pipe).
So write it.
David Moreno Garza <firstname.lastname@example.org> | http://www.damog.net/
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