At 08:30 AM 11/5/95 PST, you wrote:
>We know it can be done since LISTSERV has already done a good job of it. So
>how about a 'Majordomo Pro' product? A few may not want a more fully featured
>MLM, but I suspect most of us running larger lists would. Those not wanting
>the functionality would not have to config it.
>How about a commercial version based on Majordomo's already well oiled base
>functionality? Assuming a very robust feature set, I'd be willing to pay the
>price and suspect others would, too.
Um, you don't get it.
LISTSERV became a product because Eric Thomas wanted to make money off it.
Nobody involved in Majordomo wants to make money off it. We want a tool for
our own use... and if that means hacking Perl to get it to do what we want, and
leaving it lean and building pieces on, so be it.
If you WANT a commercial product, go to one. The fact that YOU want added
robustness (whatever the hell that is) and added features doesn't mandate that
anyone should add them. Hell, if 95% of Majordomo users wanted them, that
doesn't mandate anyone to add them. People add features because they
want to; the distribution adopts it if it's globally desirable. But nobody's
going to add anything to caspture users, becausde if everyone left for
commercial LISTSERV-land and there were only 25 Majordomo users left, we'd keep
using it and working on it, to suit OUR needs.
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