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Re: [Savannah-hackers] submission of donorge -

From: - C. Planken
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers] submission of donorge -
Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 11:47:44 +0200
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Hello Elfyn McBratney,

On the GIF issue, I was already aware of this, actually GIF in Dutch means: 
"poison" and that pretty much sums up my view on the GIF image file format. 
It was first my understanding that you simply do not want GIF images to be 
hosted on the web space you make available for projects.

However, I can assure you that the Donorge project has no single GIF 
dependency! The GIF images you came across are old leftovers or part of 
testing items and are not required by Donorge. But I understand your point of 
view and have removed the unneeded files and converted the other 2 to PNG 
(altough we wont need these current samples for long). Please understand that 
the PNG image file format is the default and prefered only one used with 

To put it simply: all GIF images have been removed/converted, a new tar is 
available here: and PNG is the 
standard image file format for Donorge. The testing project itself on now also uses the updated tar.

Casper Planken

On Sunday 12 September 2004 00:42, Elfyn McBratney wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm evaluating the project you submitted for approval in Savannah.
> On Wed, Sep 08, 2004 at 09:56:54AM -0400, address@hidden wrote:
> > A package was submitted to
> > This mail was sent to address@hidden, address@hidden
> >
> >
> > Casper Planken <address@hidden> described the package as follows:
> > License: gpl
> > Other License:
> > Package: donorge
> > System name: donorge
> > Type: non-GNU
> >
> > Description:
> > Donorge is to be a donation webservice aimed at optimizing on-line
> > donations, in particular for open source projects. Donorge is coded in
> > PHP and relies heavily on Drupal(Drupal is a CMS (Content Management
> > System) for websites and also based on the GPL). Technically, donorge is
> > a module for Drupal ( Donorge already has a dedicated
> > server for itself. Donorge has been developed privately for many months
> > and the first ""; is now on-line. (when
> > finalized will move to The code for this testing
> > release can be found at
> Please remove GIF image files from your project and replace them with an
> other format (such as PNG or JPEG).
> Because of the patents (Unisys and IBM) covering the LZW compression
> algorithm which are used when making GIF files, it's impossible to have
> free software to generate proper GIFs.  They also apply to the compress
> program.
> For more information, see
> > Other Software Required:
> > Donorge was submitted last week with a QPL software dependency, this
> > dependency has been removed entirely. This means Donorge no longer
> > depends on jpgraph which is QPL licensed. The graph drawing code has been
> > recoded and now uses optimized code written for donorge itself (Donorge
> > values the GPL philosophy). The core dependency is Drupal which is GPL
> > licensed. Donorge is coded using PHP only and uses MySQL for a database
> > solution.
> >
> > Other Comments:
> > Removed the QPL dependency!
> If you are willing to make the changes mentioned above, please provide
> us with an URL to an updated tarball of your project.  Upon review, we
> will reconsider your project for inclusion in Savannah.
> Regards,

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