BIND in the base (Was: Re: tmux(1) in base)

Gonzalo Nemmi gnemmi at
Tue Sep 22 20:29:28 UTC 2009

On 9/22/09, Gregory Shapiro <gshapiro at> wrote:
>> I suppose it doesn't matter to you that sendmail is actually
>> maintained by Greg Shapiro, VP, CTO of Sendmail, Inc.
> While I appreciate the vote of confidence, it doesn't, and it shouldn't.
> I'll continue to maintain sendmail in the base as long as it is welcome
> there.  If the project wants it moved out, that is not up to me (though
> I hope it stays).
> I haven't spent a lot of time looking at DMA, but some requirements that
> pop to mind for it to be a replacement would be things like accepting
> local mail via SMTP (e.g., for MUAs which use SMTP submission) and
> supporting STARTTLS and SMTP AUTH for talking to the upstream MTA.

Dear Mr. Gregory Shapiro:

I'm writing this letter to let you know that I have nothing personal
against either your person, your professional work, your contributions
to the FreeBSD project, your personal and professional merits or
anything at all.

I was prompt with an dubiously honest question and I replied with an
honest answer, as I know no other way, and yet still stand in the
belief that the use of names as means to declare any authority, be it
moral or otherwise, constitutes no truth nor does any good to reason.

With that beign said, I hereby show my respect and thank you for your
invaluable contribution to the FreeBSD project, as well as I thank you
for clarifying me "why should sendmail remain in base", which is
something that no one has ever done this far.

My apologies for the inconveniences or offenses I might unwittingly
have caused you.

Sincerily yours
Gonzalo Raúl Nemmi

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