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Re: [Savannah-hackers] Information about Savannah

From: Loic Dachary
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers] Information about Savannah
Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2002 16:27:57 +0200


        I'm glad this study is conducted with visible information on the
web. It was much less obvious with the last study Unisys conducted for the
IDA. Things progress it seems ;-)

        Regarding Savannah I'm unclear if you're interested by the software
itself or the service provided by Could you clarify this
please ?

        The main difference with, and the primary
reason for creating Savannah is to offer a development hosting facility 
to Free Software developers. SourceForge provides a facility to Open Source
developers which is substantially different. In Free Software ethics and
philosophy come before convenience and technical advantages. It is 
exactly the opposite with Open Source. Free Software won't jeopardize
freedom because it creates practical problems. Better live free and
poor than rich in a jail ;-)

        That distinction is important and I'd appreciate if you could 
distinguish between the two movements (Free Software and Open Source) in
the study. 


Castiaux, Sebastien writes:
 > Hi all,
 > I am responsible of a study for the European Commision about the sharing of
 > software between administration (you can find description of the study at
 > I have to propose a solution for a portal site for sharing and open source
 > development for european administrations. Savannah software seems to be the
 > right tool for this and I would like to integrate it in the solution I will
 > propose.
 > Could you please give me more information about the Savannah software
 > (hardware needed/adviced)?
 > Could you also tell me if Savannah software can handle the following
 > requirements:
 > - database of useful links for the community
 > - mailing lists
 > - documents repository (a kind of library) 
 > Thanks for your collaboration and be sure that will
 > be mentionned in the part "Interaction with similar tools".
 > Regards,
 > Castiaux S├ębastien
 > Consultant
 > Unisys Belgium
 > Tel: +32 478 504112
 > Mail: address@hidden

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