Re: Writing a GNOME mail client. (fwd)

One good reason is that you will not be able to distribute binaries of
your gpine without special permission from Uni Washington.  Also you would
have to distribute gpine as a patch against pine.  Here is the relevant
portion of the copyright text:

Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its
documentation for any purpose and without fee to the University of
Washington is hereby granted, provided that these legal notices appear in
all copies and supporting documentation, that the name "Pine" is retained,
and that the name of the University of Washington is not used in
advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of the software
without specific, written prior permission.  This software is made
available "as is".

Although the above trademark and copyright restrictions do not convey the
right to redistribute derivative works, the University of Washington
encourages unrestricted distribution of patch files which can be applied
to the University of Washington Pine distribution.  

If this software is modified for local use, please denote this on all
modified versions of the software by appending the letter "L" to the
current version number and by enumerating the changes in the release notes
and associated documentation. 

Because of these hassles, it would probably be better to look elsewhere
for a base for a mailer.

James Henstridge.


On Mon, 19 Apr 1999, Alexander Peuchert wrote:

> On Sun, 18 Apr 1999, Jon Winters wrote:
> > wrote:
> > > 
> > > Another, small thing about the keybindings, I think if they were kept as
> > > close as Pine's that would be great.  <snip>
> > 
> > How about a GPine?  Gnome frontend for Pine.
> Nice idea, so why don't you do it ??? ;-)
> alex

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