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Re: port some changes from master to branch-2.5

From: Joel E. Denny
Subject: Re: port some changes from master to branch-2.5
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 11:16:32 -0500 (EST)
User-agent: Alpine 1.00 (DEB 882 2007-12-20)

Hi Tys,

Sorry for the duplicate reply.  I'm including bison-patches this time.

On Tue, 12 Jan 2010, tys lefering wrote:

> On Mon, January 11, 2010 17:14, Joel E. Denny wrote:
> >> At Gostai, we recently discovered
> >>  I've not used it yet, but it looks very nice.
> >
> > I just took a quick look.  It does look nice, but I don't see any mention
> > of the source code, so I'm guessing the FSF would not approve.
> >
> maybe limesurvey is something,
> the source is GNU GPL free php.
> from the manual:
> LimeSurvey (external link) allows users to quickly create intuitive,
> powerful, online question-and-answer surveys that can work for tens to
> thousands of participants without much effort. The survey software itself
> is self-guiding for the respondents who are participating.

Thanks for the suggestion.  Someone on another mailing list also suggested 
that.  Then someone else claimed the following....

> I would avoid Limesurvey.  Although it is technically free software, the
> developers have decided to make some features work only with proprietary
> software "because that's what most users use" and have expressed disinterest
> in interoperating with free alternatives.   
> Very recently, I've seen some evidence that there may be a change of attitude
> in their ranks, but I don't know how deep that goes.

Do you know anything about that?

Also, I think we'd need free hosting.  With LimeSurvey, offers 25 responses per month for free, and additional 
responses aren't terribly expensive.  However, given the size of 
help-bison's subscriber list, I'm afraid we're going to pass 25 quickly.  
I'd hate for potential responders to be turned away, but I'm not going to 
spend my own money on this right now.

Perhaps requiring FSF approval and completely free hosting is so 
restrictive that we have only one option: wait for Savannah to offer 

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