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Re: [Savannah-help-public] A question about project naming

From: Sylvain Beucler
Subject: Re: [Savannah-help-public] A question about project naming
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 21:52:25 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)


We only accept 'GNU' in the project name when the package is part of
the GNU project.

However, you may want to apply for becoming part of GNU :)


On Mon, Nov 27, 2006 at 08:56:09PM -0800, Novastate wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm planning a project and had a question about the name. I planned to call 
> it GNUPPCSE, which would stand for "GNU Pay Per Click Search Engine" 
> (Pronounced Guh-NOOP-See). It will be developed under the GPL license and I 
> didn't want to give it an "open source" sounding name, so I planned to use 
> the "GNU" moniker instead. I wanted to make it known in the name that this 
> project is developed in the spirit of the GNU system and FSF philosophies 
> of "free software" rather than simply "open source".
> I did want to ask someone whether using "GNU" in a project's name is 
> acceptable, though, since this project isn't internal to the GNU 
> organization. I wasn't quite clear on that or if a distinction must be 
> made. My project will be 100% free software, though, as described by the 
> GPL, GNU and FSF.
> Anyway, if you need any further information feel free to contact me. Thanks 
> for your help. I appreciate it.
> Best Regards,
> Steve Monsen
> address@hidden

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