[rescue] spam WPOISON
Jonathan C. Patschke
jp at celestrion.net
Mon Sep 8 14:21:37 CDT 2003
On Mon, 8 Sep 2003, Dave McGuire wrote:
> This looks like very good stuff. I'm going to install it this
> afternoon...and I'd suggest anyone with bandwidth and a server do the
> same. This is the best weapon against spammers that I've seen.
I would, but I don't agree to the terms of the license:
# 2. All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this software
# must display the following acknowledgement:
# This product includes software developed by Ronald F. Guilmette.
Does my website itself count as "advertising materials"? What about
when I hand out my URL on business cards and such?
# 4. Either a copy of, or a link to the official Wpoison logo graphic
# (which may be found at http://www.monkeys.com/wpoison/logo.gif) must be
# included in, and clearly and legibly visible on the home page of
# web site which uses, employs, includes, or makes reference to this
# software or any derivative or modified version thereof.
And if the logo changes?
# Also, the
# official Wpoison logo itself must be include in an HTML hyperlink
# so that any usser clicking on any part of the logo image will be
# directed/linked to the Wpoison home page at:
Never mind that this:
1) Isn't my problem, since the "official logo" is maintained by the
2) Is technically impossible unless the logo were converted to a
Java applet or a Shockwave/Flash object.
# In order to satisfy this requirement, you may simply include the
# following HTML code somewhere (anywhere) on your web site home
Anywhere? How about inside a comment?
# <A HREF="http://www.monkeys.com/wpoison/">
# <IMG SRC="http://www.monkeys.com/wpoison/logo.gif">
This is totally unacceptable. I'll include a link, but they can go fuck
themselves if they're going to dictate a LOGO on the front page my
website. Their idea for the program isn't that complicated, and there's
no reason that someone can't write a program that does the same thing
with a less demanding license.
Jonathan Patschke ) "Gamer weenies...are the sludge at the bottom
Elgin, TX ( of the user swamp." --Gary Nichols
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