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[Savannah-register-public] [task #6655] Submission of GNU Metadata Excha

From: Laurence Finston
Subject: [Savannah-register-public] [task #6655] Submission of GNU Metadata Exchange Utilities
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 14:05:50 +0000
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                 Summary: Submission of GNU Metadata Exchange Utilities
                 Project: Savannah Administration
            Submitted by: lfinsto1
            Submitted on: Monday 03/19/2007 at 15:05
         Should Start On: Monday 03/19/2007 at 00:00
   Should be Finished on: Thursday 03/29/2007 at 00:00
                Category: Project Approval
                Priority: 5 - Normal
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
        Percent Complete: 0%
             Assigned to: None
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                  Effort: 0.00



A new project has been registered at Savannah 
This project account will remain inactive until a site admin approves or
discards the registration.

= Registration Administration =

While this item will be useful to track the registration process, *approving
or discarding the registration must be done using the specific Group
<> page*,
accessible only to site administrators, effectively *logged as site
administrators* (superuser):

* Group Administration

= Registration Details =

* Name: *GNU Metadata Exchange Utilities*
* System Name:  *metaexchange*
* Type: Official GNU software
* License: GNU General Public License V2 or later (The GNU Free Documentation
license applies to the Texinfo documentation and the webpages.)


==== Description: ====
The GNU Metadata Exchange Utilities are a package for retrieving metadata
from servers, writing it to databases, query the databases, and representing
the results in human-readable form.  It is intended that the package be
extended so that it can be used for providing metadata as well as harvesting

It is the successor of the IWF Metadata Harvester, which is a non-GNU project
hosted at Savannah.  The short name of the old project is `iwf-mdh'.  The
source code is located here:

The webpages are located here:

==== Other Software Required: ====
The GNU Metadata Exchange Utitilies will not depend on any packages,
libraries, etc., that aren't commonly found on Free Operating systems unless
they are also free.  For example, the maintainer plans to implement support
for free database software such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, and nosql, which may
not be included in a given operating system distribution.

The IWF Metadata Harvester depended on Microsoft products.  The code affected
by these dependencies will not be included in the GNU Metadata Exchange
Utilities except as a way of making them run on a Microsoft system, and only
if this functionality is available for free systems.  

It may be necessary to include some of this code in the files uploaded to
Savannah as a temporary measure, before the maintainer is able to port all of
the code to GNU/Linux.  The maintainer considers all code of this type to be
non-functional and will avoid uploading it wherever possible.

==== Other Comments: ====
The project has been approved by rms and the Savannah hackers have been
informed of this.


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