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[task #15583] Submission of Mu (Miscellaneous Utilities)

From: Asher Gordon
Subject: [task #15583] Submission of Mu (Miscellaneous Utilities)
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:16:14 -0400 (EDT)
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                 Summary: Submission of Mu (Miscellaneous Utilities)
                 Project: Savannah Administration
            Submitted by: asdago
            Submitted on: Tue 31 Mar 2020 01:16:12 PM EDT
         Should Start On: Tue 31 Mar 2020 12:00:00 AM EDT
   Should be Finished on: Fri 10 Apr 2020 12:00:00 AM EDT
                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 Administration
<> page*,
accessible only to site administrators,
effectively *logged as site administrators* (superuser):

* Group Administration

= Registration Details =

* Name: *Mu (Miscellaneous Utilities)*
* System Name:  *libmu*
* Type: non-GNU software and documentation
* License: GNU General Public License v3 or later (Although I have checked
"All my files include valid copyright notices" and "All my files include a
license header", the example programs in doc/examples do not contain license
headers. This is because they are included directly in the documentation, and
I don't want to clutter the documentation with license notices.

Instead, I put a README in doc/examples which says that all examples are
available under GPLv3+. Is that acceptable? I haven't written a license notice
for the README itself, because the README is small enough that I don't think
it needs one. Also, I want to avoid confusion by having two license notices in
the README (one for the examples, one for the README itself).

Also, the ChangeLog is automatically generated from git commit history at
distribution time, and the one in version control is just a stub. I don't
think this needs a license notice?

One more thing: The manual is licensed under GPLv3+ (because I don't agree
with the FDL). Since the manual is not a "program", I have replaced the word
"program" with "manual" in the license notice. Since I include a copy of the
GPL in the manual, I've also added a cross-reference to the section in which
the GPL is included to the license notice. I hope I haven't broken any legal
magic by doing these things?)


== Description: ==
Mu is a general purpose convenience library, written in C. It provides
functions which are useful for performing common tasks, such as parsing
options or formatting text.

It also provides some compatibility functions, for extensions such as
asprintf(), strchrnul(), etc. These functions call the ones provided by the
system if they are available, since the system ones may be optimized.

== Other Comments: ==
In my other projects I attached a distribution tarball. However, I realize
that it's probably more convenient for you without all the generated files, so
this time I've attached a 'git archive' tarball (it's also 13% of the size).

Also, the projects name is only two characters long, which is against the
recommendations of Savannah. And I did find three other projects named "Mu"
(guess I should've checked before I chose the name). However, my project can
be distinguished by referring to it as "Mu (Miscellaneous Utilities)" (which
is what I entered for the full name). So is that acceptable then?

Assuming that you do accept the name, I'd like the .git/description to read:
"Mu (Miscellaneous Utilities) -- a general purpose convenience library"
(without the quotes, of course).

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