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[DotGNU]DotGNU-Contrib : reopening the subject

From: Gopal V
Subject: [DotGNU]DotGNU-Contrib : reopening the subject
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 00:59:58 +0530
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Hi Everyone,
        All during the meet-a-thon the most common question asked is
"Why follow ECMA if it is only 20% of C# , and that's only the client SDK !"
Obviously not being restricted by ECMA is an important idea to follow up..

With new and IMO simpler works coming up like dotgnu.sql , ,
dotgnu.rpc (or gnu.rpc ..) and dotgnu.xml being built up on exisiting
technology (rather than re-inventing the wheel in C#) ... we really 
need to form a Contrib project to host the extension libs developed
by DotGNU developers ..

So I'm proposing a dotgnu-contrib project in savannah .... read on

The Conditions For Qualifying as DotGNU Contrib (C# -- Wrappers)

1) Must be under GPL compatible license . The libs can provide a GPL 
   + Linking Exception if the wrapped library under concern is licensed
   under the LPGL or X11 (or non GPL Free Software licensing)

2) The project should be involved as a module in the dotgnu-contrib CVS
   , a seperate homepage for each project is allowed instead of using
   the Contrib savannah home page

3) The projects are asked to keep strictly to FreeSoftware for development,
   so that the libraries remain usable with Portable.Net runtime engine

4) For non wrapper programs (like a scheme interpreter engine .. eg) 
   the license should be GPL 

There are 2 questions remaining ....

1) Should this be part of the GNU project ? (that involves a lot of work for
the maintainer ... )

2) Copyright Assignment ? .. To assign to FSF or not . 

These two are "convenience" questions as these two things raise the entry
level to the project ...

I would like the opinions of the newcomers to the list as well as the 
current developers on this idea ... 


PS: If this goes through , I'll move my code from libxmlsharp project 
    into this project ...
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