[sylpheed:35836] Re: Sylpheed

Craig freecycle01 at pisquared.net
Fri Nov 1 12:58:29 JST 2013

On Thu, 31 Oct 2013 20:47:30 -0700 <cgw993 at aol.com> wrote:

> Outlook refuses to allow users to have control over software they
> purchased and own.  How can people stand that?

I don't. I don't even do Windows.

> Here is all that I need
> anyone have a good recommendation for a replacement?

Yes, Sylpheed. Isn't that why you are posting to a Sylpheed email list?

> I like Sylpheed.   My only concern is that some of the code is non free
> I guess.   I am hesitant to invest in learning new software unless I
> know for certain I am not being spied on, that features are not forced
> on me whenever the developer feels like.  Non free code often can allow
> this.

Hiroyuki Yamamoto <hiro-y at kcn.ne.jp>, the lead developer posts notices of
availability of beta versions on this list. When people don't like
something he's proposing or if they want something new, they respond.
Hiroyuki does listen to comments and has changed course on parts of some
releases in the past. He's very reasonable.

As to spyware, I never thought of it. Hiroyuki would have to comment on

> I hate Outlook so much that I feel I should only consider software that
> has completely free software.   I noticed that Claws has the GPL
> license and not a LGPL.    What feature of Sylpheed causes it to have
> the LGPL instead of GPL?

Again, Hiroyuki would have to comment on that.

> Just wanted to rant about Outlook. Microsoft sucks.

So use Sylpheed, already.


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