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[Savannah-hackers] Re: submission of Conglomerate -

From: Mathieu Roy
Subject: [Savannah-hackers] Re: submission of Conglomerate -
Date: 28 May 2003 12:39:03 +0200
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I'm evaluating the project you submitted for approval in Savannah.

address@hidden said:

> A package was submitted to
> This mail was sent to address@hidden, address@hidden
> Dave Malcolm <address@hidden> described the package as follows:
> License: other
> Other License: Combination of GPL and LGPL 
> (i) I hope to get some of the code refactored into the core GNOME platform,, 
> hence this needs to be LPGL
> (ii) I want to allow linkage to non-free libraries for certain plugins, 
> whilst providing a high-quality app if those libraries are not available; I 
> believe the plugin API needs to be LGPL for this reason
> (iii) everything else can be GPL
> Package: Conglomerate
> System name: conglomerate
> Type: non-GNU
> Description:
> Conglomerate is a user-friendly XML editor, aiming at the \"great mass\" of 
> Microsoft Word users, to try to get them to convert to opn formats like 
> DocBook.  Wherever possible, the complexity of XML is hidden from the 
> end-user.
> The project is currently hosted at
> To get at the latest code, use CVS:
> export CVS_RSH=ssh
> cvs -z3 -d:ext:address@hidden:/cvs checkout conge

It asks for a password.

> The code is currently licensed under the GPL, but I would like to
> relicense large portions under the LPGL.
> Other Software Required:
> The program is built on top of the GNOME 2 platform.  
> In addition, I want to allow plugins to connect to other libraries/APIs, for 
> instance, potentially the runtime, the pdflib library for 
> outputting PDF files etc.  I may want to support plugins that access non-free 
> libraries at some point in the future.
> However the core functionality will be built solely on LGPL and
> other free libraries.

In fact, every functionalities must be working on a completely free
system. Your software can run with proprietary libraries but it should
not make it better - which would means that your software incitate to
use non-free software.

Please register your project once more with the changes mentioned
above.  The way we handle pending projects makes it difficult to keep
track of projects that have been answered but have not been approved
yet, so we erase them and we ask you to register the project again every
time some change has to be done to the registration, and users might
have to register their projects several times.  Thank you for your

Some users find it useful to use the big re-registration URL provided in
the acknowledgment e-mail you received after registration.


Mathieu Roy
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