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Re: Maia Mailguard License

On Mon, Feb 14, 2005 at 05:46:44PM +0000, Henning Makholm wrote:
> > 4.  At least one of the following branding conventions must be used:
> > ~    a. The Maia Mailguard logo appears in the page-top banner of
> > ~       all HTML output pages in an unmodified form, and links
> > ~       directly to the Maia Mailguard home page; or
> >
> > ~    b. The "Powered by Maia Mailguard" graphic appears in the HTML
> > ~       output of all gateway pages that lead to this software,
> > ~       linking directly to the Maia Mailguard home page
> > ~       <img src="http://www.maiamailguard.com/images/poweredbymaia.gif";>

It's interesting that copyright holders feel it's necessary to force
people to advertise their software.  What happened to making your
software good enough that word of mouth happens on its own, and people
advertise your software because they want to?

It's also interesting to note that this requires that you advertise
"powered by Maia Mailguard", even if you've modified the software in
incompetent ways.  It's the opposite of a renaming clause--it essentially
prohibits renaming.

Glenn Maynard

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