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Re: [Savannah-users]

From: Jim Prewett
Subject: Re: [Savannah-users]
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 10:38:26 -0600 (MDT)

> Well, I am very sympathetic to GNU, and my initial reaction to
> "nongnu" was to interpret it as rejecting GNU, which I thought
> strange in the context. I think I would have reacted differently
> to, say, "" or "" ;-)

I think you're misunderstanding here. is for programs that are 
licensed under a GNU Free Software license but have not (yet) been donated 
to and/or accepted by the GNU project.  You can find many GPL'd programs 
here that are not yet a part of the GNU project itself either because the 
programs have not been donated to and/or accepted by the GNU project.

At the very top of the page you will see the 
following: "We host free projects that run on free operating systems and 
without any proprietary software dependencies.".  It does *NOT* say that 
it hosts projects that are in preparation for becoming a part of the GNU 
project!  As a developer, I get the choice to keep the copyright on my 
code, but as long as my project runs on free operating systems without 
proprietary software dependencies, Savannah is happy to host my source 
code repositories (etc.).

I hope this helps clear things up,

James E. Prewett                    address@hidden address@hidden 
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HPC Systems Engineer III   UNM HPC  505.277.8210

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