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[Savannah-register-public] [task #7793] Submission of Opéra Libre

From: Sylvain Beucler
Subject: [Savannah-register-public] [task #7793] Submission of Opéra Libre
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 20:11:59 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #7, task #7793 (project administration):


I understand there's a "chicken-and-egg" issue here.

If you really want to host your project at Savannah (to benefit from the
GNU/FSF symbolism, as far as I understand) you could write to Richard Stallman
at address@hidden, cc'ing me (address@hidden), and explaining your project and
needs. I actually  already written to him about this project to determine
whether we _could_ host it. I already gave you the conclusion: in principle,
why not, but we lack of time and knowledge. The only way out would be to make
an exception, because this is a special project indeed.

By the way, my company happens to be member of APRIL, so I'm receiving the
mailing list. Where did you send your message? I understand that it's not a
question that people are familiar with, though there are more and more members
with different origins.

About licensing or dual licensing: at Savannah we only accept a selection of
licenses for hosted works:
- If you dual license with the GNU GPL, it's fine (though you'll probably
weaken your copyleft, indeed).
- If you add exceptions to the GNU GPL (in this manner:, it's fine
provided this does not add restrictions to the end-user, and that you own all
the GPL'd source.

Independently of the Savannah hosting requirements, using an unmodified
license is usually appreciated, because people know what the licence means
exactly. As soon as you modify a license this forces people to carefully check
the differences, which is time consuming and brings uncertainty. In your case
I guess using CC by-sa would reassure people who already used that license, at
the expense of  the copyleft weakening you mentioned.



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