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[Savannah-register-public] [task #6081] Submission of Open Source E-Comm
[Savannah-register-public] [task #6081] Submission of Open Source E-Commerce Framework with Au
Sun, 12 Nov 2006 19:45:38 +0000
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Update of task #6081 (project administration):
Status: None => Need Info
Assigned to: None => sp
Follow-up Comment #1:
I'm evaluating the project you submitted for approval in Savannah. While
doing so I have noticed a few problems which are described below.
First of all, please 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
Secondly, 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 or attach it to
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.
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