[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
[Savannah-register-public] [task #5612] Submission of OpenDos - An Open
[Savannah-register-public] [task #5612] Submission of OpenDos - An Open Source Dynamic Optimization System
Sat, 10 Jun 2006 15:43:31 +0000
Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3.5) KHTML/3.5.3 (like Gecko)
Update of task #5612 (project administration):
Status: None => Need Info
Follow-up Comment #1:
I'm evaluating the project you submitted for approval in Savannah.
Note that Savannah supports projects of the Free Software movement,
not projects of the Open Source movement.
We are careful about ethical issues and insist on producing software
that is not dependent on proprietary software.
While Open Source as defined by its founders means something pretty
close to Free Software, it's frequently misunderstood. For more
information, please see
Also, Savannah's mission is to host free software projects, and we
want the public to think of them as free software projects. A project
name that says "open" will tend to lead people to think of the project
as "open source" instead of "free software".
We would be glad if you accept to use "free" instead of "open" in your
Additionally, please include a (perhaps temporary) URL pointing to the
source code. Alternatively, you can forward the code to me by email.
We wish to review your source code, even if it is not functional, to
catch potential legal issues early.
For example, to release your program properly under the GNU GPL you
must include a copyright notice and permission-to-copy statements at
the beginning of every copyrightable file, usually any file more than
10 lines long. This is explained in
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-howto.html. Our review would help
catch potential omissions such as these.
Note that sending code to our repositories _is_ a release, since the
code will then be publicly available through anonymous access.
Finally, Savannah is a central point for development, distribution and
maintenance of GNU Software.
There is a companion site savannah.nongnu.org where we also host Free
Software projects that are not part of the GNU Project, but run on
However, we do not allow to host your project on Savannah and
SourceForge at the same time, if Savannah is just a project mirror.
Your project development should happen primarily on Savannah.
How do you plan to use your Savannah account?
To help us better keep track of your registration, please use the tracker's
web interface following the link below. Do not reply directly, the
registration process is not driven by e-mail, and we will not receive such
Reply to this item at:
Message sent via/by Savannah