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MailMan WWW email interface v2.0 FAQ
Section - 4.2) Is MailMan free?

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No, MailMan is not free.  An employee of Endymion
Corporation originally started MailMan as a spare time
project in 1996.  The first version of MailMan was released
through the Endymion Corporation web site in 1997 under the
GNU Public License, in the hope that people would find the
software valuable and contribute to its development.  In the
time since then, many people have downloaded MailMan and
used the application and some have even contributed
suggestions and bug fixes, but nobody has undertaken further
development.  Since MailMan has survived the test of time,
Endymion Corporation has decided to pronounce MailMan an
official, supported product.  We have invested the time and
resources in developing MailMan version 2.0, a vast
improvement over the original freeware incarnation of
MailMan, and we are offering it for license.

Now for the exceptions.  Endymion Corporation automatically
grants a license for free to installations of MailMan that
meet one of the following criteria:

1.   Educational Institutions, including government,
  private, and non-profit institutions.  In situations where
  the nature of your institution is disputed, Endymion
  Corporation reserves the right to require a copy of your
  501(c)(3) form or a local equivalent before granting a
  license.
2.   Non-profit institutions, including religious
  institutions, but with the specific exception of the Church
  of Scientology International or any other religious
  organizations directly related to the Church of Scientology.
  Endymion Corporation reserves the right to require a United
  States federal non-profit tax ID number or a local
  equivalent before granting a license.
3.   Private individuals or families.

All installations of MailMan that do not clearly fit into
one of the three clearly-defined categories above must be
licensed.  So that there is no confusion, installations of
MailMan that must be licensed include, but are not limited
to, the following examples:

·    Cyber café mail kiosks
·    Large ISPs
·    Small-town ISPs
·    Free Internet email services
·    Corporate messaging applications

One license must be purchased for each installation of
MailMan, but each installation can host an unlimited number
of users, unlike MailMan’s primary competition.  For current
information on MailMan licensing policies, please see
<URL:http://www.endymion.com/products/mailman/licensing.htm>
.

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