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Re: [Savannah-hackers] submission of Pik\'s GTK2 Client to CEDict - sava

From: Rudy Gevaert
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers] submission of Pik\'s GTK2 Client to CEDict -
Date: Sat, 7 Jun 2003 16:12:43 -0400
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I'm evaluating the project you submitted for approval in Savannah.

On Mon, Jun 02, 2003 at 09:59:11PM -0400, address@hidden wrote:
> A package was submitted to
> This mail was sent to address@hidden, address@hidden
> Pierre M <address@hidden> described the package as follows:
> License: gpl
> Other License: 
> Package: Pik\'s GTK2 Client to CEDict
> System name: pikscedict
> Type: non-GNU
> Description:
> This project is a chinese dictionnary.
> It use libGtk2 for GUI, and CEDICT for vocabulary source 
> ( for details about the license of the CEDICT, 
> wich seems to be compatible with the GPL, Anyway, my front end and this file 
> are clearly splitted)

The CEDICT license states:

 Permission is granted to make and distribute verbatim copies of these
 files provided this copyright notice and permission notice is
 distributed with all copies.  Any distribution of the files must take
 place without a financial return, except a charge to cover the cost
 of the distribution medium.

Due to the financial clause, this license is non GPL compatible.
Savannah can't host GPL incompatible software.

Will you host this vocabulary source on Savannah?  If you point the
user to the website of the list then it is ok.  This because we allow
free dependencies.

To release your project under the GPL, you should put
copyright notices and copying permission statements
at the beginning of every source-code file, and
include a copy of the plain text version of the GPL
Put it in a file named COPYING.

Please follow the advice of

The GPL FAQ explain the reason behind these recommendations.  For
example, there is an entry explaining why the GPL requires including a
copy of the GPL with every copy of the program:

Also note that now your COPYING file is a symlink...

If you still want to host your project on Savannah then put an updated
tarball online with the correct copyright statements so I can check it
out, if it is ok I will approve your project.


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