[Alpine-info] Cannot save messages into INBOX on local spool?
markrcrispin at live.com
Wed Jul 30 09:18:44 PDT 2008
> BTW I saw in another message something about Alpine going away... is that
> true? I just discovered it about a month ago after running on PC-Pine for
> years. I hate to think I got here at the end of the party. If it is going
> away is it going to be replaced by something else?
The University of Washington spent a large sum of money every year to pay
the salaries of the people who brought your Pine, Alpine, and IMAP. They
are not going to do it any more; and in fact announced that since Microsoft,
Google, Yahoo, etc. provide email services for free, email is no longer an
essential internal service.
It is time for the "free software" community to take over the development,
maintenance, and distribution of this software. They have claimed for many
years that they want to do so, and that UW should give up its intellectual
property rights to its software to the "free software" community. UW has
now done so.
-- Mark --
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