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Re: [Savannah-hackers] submission of HTML Help Maker - savannah.nongnu.o

From: Jonathan Gonzalez V.
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers] submission of HTML Help Maker -
Date: Sat, 01 Jan 2005 10:55:32 -0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden writes:

Hi Pabs,

Even though your project is Free Software it can not be hosted here.
We only host projects that can run on a free operating system (such as
Debian GNU/Linux).

We have adopted this policy because now that completely free operating
systems exist, we do not want to encourage users of those systems to
start using proprietary operating systems so that they can use your

If you are willing to maintain a version for free operating systems,
which work as well as or better than other ports, you can then provide
versions for non-free systems as well.  The idea is that at no point
should only-free users be at a disadvantage compared to users of
proprietary software.

Your project should always work equally well in free systems as in
any other version you provide; if you have some modules for non-free
systems, you can delay their release until you have released the free
operating system version.

If you accept this commitment then please register your project again
and it should be approved in Savannah.

Thank you for your understanding.


> A package was submitted to
> This mail was sent to address@hidden, address@hidden
> Pabs <address@hidden> described the package as follows:
> License: other
> Other License: GNU General Public License Version 2 only
> This is due to the lzxcomp dependency - it is GPL2 only.
> I don't see "GPL2 only" in the list, perhaps it should be added to
> Savane?
> Package: HTML Help Maker
> System name: hhm
> Type: non-GNU
> Description:
> hhm is a project to create InfoTech Storage files (.its/.chm files).
> Written in c, requires an LZX compression library. CHM files are used to
> distribute documentation on Microsoft Windows and this project aims to
> create a free, portable replacement for the non-free software used to
> create these documentation files.
> homepage:
> latest release:
> existing cvs repository:
> freshmeat page:
> Other Software Required:
> lzxcomp (GPL):
> Its author assures me that the LZX compression patents do not apply to it.
> Other Comments:
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