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Re: [Savannah-help-public] migrating FreeType to savannah

From: Sylvain Beucler
Subject: Re: [Savannah-help-public] migrating FreeType to savannah
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005 21:35:15 +0100
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On Tue, Jan 18, 2005 at 02:32:10PM +0100, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
> Dear Savannah hackers,
> are you willing to host FreeType (see  It
> comes dual-licensed, using the GPL and a special FreeType license
> which is a free license (in the sense of RMS is using this term -- he
> has confirmed that, BTW) but incompatible to the GPL due to an
> advertising clause.
> In case you agree we had to do something similar to groff:
>   . Move a suite of CVS repositories to the new site.
>   . Import a bunch of mail archive files.
> The main developers are
>   David Turner <address@hidden>
>   Werner Lemberg <address@hidden>
> Please tell us how to proceed.

Can you register the project the 'classical' way via the Savane
interface at ?

At first glance, since the project is dual licensed, there should not
be a problem with the BSD-style license.

As for importing, just provide us, once the project is approved, with
links to the CVS tarballs and to the mboxes, and we will take care of
it. Note that we only provide 2 CVS _repositories_ (sources and
webpages), so maybe we'll have to transform some repositories into

PS: By the way, the advertising clause from the FreeType license
doesn't look like the original BSD's one; are you sure it is
incompatible with the GNU GPL?

The only part that looks incompatible is "These conditions apply to
any software derived from or based on the FreeType Project, not just
the unmodified files" - which seems to contradict the "license to
[...] sublicense the FreeType Project" from the above paragraph.

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