v4.0.0 – back to MIT

Nodemailer v4.0.0 is now released and is using the MIT license. This version does not bring any other changes, it is a republished v3.1.8

14 Replies to “v4.0.0 – back to MIT”

  1. Any particular reason the switch to MIT? Will you still be seeking additional funding to continue development? What does this mean?

    1. Just Node v6 and up which is the current LTS version. I don’t want to go back from `…args` to `args=Array.prototype.slice.call(arguments)`

  2. Hi.. I would like first to thank you for the great job you have done here with your excellent nodemailer.

    I understood why you changed before the license in v3.x but I was wondering what happened that makes you decide to go back to MIT license…It’s just a little curiosity…

    Thanks for your answer and again, thanks for your great software..:-)

    1. I did not find any customers willing to pay for it. There were only a lot of people complaining about the change and emailing me asking if the license somehow allows to use Nodemailer without paying for it. Seemed easier to revert the license, collect the little ad revenue the site generates and just forget about it and concentrate on other projects.

        1. Sorry for the delay, the comment got somehow lost to moderation. In short I can’t use OpenCollective as it requires at last 2 core contributors to register a project. For Nodemailer there’s just I alone.

  3. I am sorry that you were not able to profit from this amazing work.

    I admit I am one of those developers who uses your code at a large company. It isn’t generating revenue or anything, but it allows me to accomplish some tasks without having to spend hundreds of hours coding from scratch. So it saves me time, time my company pays me for, thus supports my company.

    All I can offer you is the warm fuzzy that you contribute to the lives of other developers by sharing tools with us that we can use in our work.

    It did not bother me at all that you changed the license. I simply continued to use version 2, which accomplishes what I needed. It seemed fair to me that you should charge for new versions or better features.

    Nevertheless, I am glad to be able to upgrade to the latest version again.

    I wish you the best of luck, and hope that someday Nodemailer could be a truly free/paid library possibly with feature tiers, or that it could turn into a community project. If that is what you want.

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