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Re: Lynx as a GNU project (Re: lynx-dev archives bad link (fwd))

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: Lynx as a GNU project (Re: lynx-dev archives bad link (fwd))
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2003 14:58:10 -0400
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On Sun, Sep 14, 2003 at 10:49:03AM -0700, Doug Kaufman wrote:
> I am forwarding this note from Russell McOrmond with his permission.
> I suggested the online copy of lynx-dev.html from the lynx-help
> directory of the lynx distribution at as the best
> place to describe the lynx-dev mailing list. Are there any other
> suggestions?
> He implies that the move to savannah is certain. I don't remember
> reading that it was. Where is the decision about that? I see that

There was some discussion (no followup) on listelves.

> we already have an empty spot at, but from the FAQ

I've noticed.  But the last I looked there was only one admin, and
there wasn't enough information to contact & check progress.

> there, it seems that we would have to agree to become part of the
> GNU project to be there. I suspect that lynx would actually be more
> appropriate at To be a GNU project, we would have
> to agree to follow the GNU coding guidelines, change the command-line
> arguments to GNU format, and agree not to recommend non-free software
> (I believe that the GNU project considers openSSL to be "non-free").
> We would also have to agree to put our documentation in texinfo
> format.

yes - we discussed this a few years ago, and decided to not be a GNU project.

> I am not sure that I see the advantage of becoming part of the GNU
> project. The vast majority of projects as savannah are non-GNU. Why do
> we want to switch to GNU status at this time?

Thomas E. Dickey

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