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[Groff] UTP - status/stasis report

From: Larry Kollar
Subject: [Groff] UTP - status/stasis report
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2003 22:14:11 -0500

First the bad news... guys, I've struck out on hosting. The Attribution License is incompatible with the FDL, which disqualifies it for a home on Savannah.
As for SourceForge, well, I'll let them do the talking --

The requirements for
hosting on are that the project be a software
development project, and that the software released from that
project be licensed under an Open Source license. [...]

The project you submitted for hosting does appear to be
licensed under an Open Source license.  However, your
project is a content-generation project, and does not appear
to be generating Open Source software for public consumption.
Content-generating projects generally require more resources
over time than normal software development projects, and do not
provide the same form of benefit to the Open Source community as
software projects.  As limits its project hosting
services to those projects which are developing Open Source
software, your project does not, unfortunately, qualify for
these hosting services.

The short version is that I'm still looking for a more permanent
home for the UTP project. I don't have a problem maintaining it
where it is, but if the site gets slashdotted I'll probably hit the
ISP's unspecified bandwidth limit. (If 750 people download a
1.4MB PDF, that's 1GB of data transfer.)

In somewhat better news, we're about done with the index.
A few chapters are outstanding, leaving about 3 chapters and
5 appendices to go. So unless there's a sudden flurry of
activity, I'm going to take advantage of the lull & do my taxes. :-)

Larry Kollar        k  o  l  l  a  r  @  a  l  l  t  e  l  .  n  e  t
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