At 05:15 PM 3/31/2002 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
>I noticed on a new server I'm setting up that Mailman comes standard. Why
>doesn't majordomo come standard in new Linux distributions? What is Mailman
>and how does it compare?
Mailman is the GNU list manager. It's written in Python, and is more
web-centric than Majordomo, even with Majorcool added -- there are some
functions that can be performed only by web or shell and not by mail.
It has replaced Majordomo in many Linux distributions for the same reason
some have replaced sendmail (aside from any functional issues): it is
offered under the GPL, not the less "open" license Brent published
It's definitely more feature-rich and more
currently-under-development. When I decided to move beyond Majordomo 1 for
our site, I considered Mailman, but because of my distaste for Python and
our significant number of subscribers and list-owners who prefer to use an
email-only interface with no web access, I decided to go with Majordomo 2,
a new list manager written from scratch, instead.