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Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] GNU/non-GNU distinction

From: Sylvain Beucler
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] GNU/non-GNU distinction
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 20:35:21 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)


On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 05:10:40PM +0200, Yavor Doganov wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 03:03:42PM +0000, Noah Slater wrote:
> > Why is there a distinction between GNU and non-GNU on Savannah?
> Sylvain or Karl can explain much better, but here's my take:
> 1) Mapping of the web repositories.  GNU projects are mapped to 
> while non-GNU to
> 2) It is very helpful to select the group of all GNU packages, for 
>    example if you want to review them and see if you can contribute.
> 3) I suspect there are gazillion of other differences in the way 
>    Savannah handles the two groups (actually, there are more groups), 
>    like mailing lists, etc.
> > It seems like a needless devision and a human interface nightmare.
> I don't think so.

I also appreciate to spot whether a project is GNU or not.

Historically Savannah was only for GNU projects, and then came :) But indeed it's useful for many non-historical reasons.


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