Free software and priorities?

Isabel Drost mainec at
Tue Sep 25 17:58:17 UTC 2007

On Tuesday 25 September 2007 16:43, Alex Hudson wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-09-25 at 17:28 +0200, Giacomo Poderi wrote:
> > MJ Ray ha scritto:
> > > I think that's more thoughtlessness and ignorance of the free software
> > > alternatives, like when people use gmail instead of a free software
> > > webmail.
> >
> > [OT]Could you please mention some of these free software webmail, didn't
> > find many
> Seriously, there are a number of different projects which work in
> different situations: SquirrelMail (a bit ugly, though) and Horde/et al.
> (which you can run on top of Kolab) are the best known ones.

Comparing SquirrelMail to GMail is a bit unfair, IMHO. GMail offers a web 
interface, mailserver and hosting. With SquirrelMail (and Horde) you only get 
the web interface. Hosting is not covered with this solution.

I would compare GMail with other web mail providers, like GMX in Germany or 
Yahoo!. But I do not know any that offers a web interface (and backend) based 
on free software.

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