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Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] new fronpage text

From: Sylvain Beucler
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] new fronpage text
Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2008 21:43:48 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)

On Thu, Jun 05, 2008 at 10:37:38PM +0300, Yavor Doganov wrote:
> FWIW, I fully agree with what John said, plus:
> Jonathan Gonzalez V. wrote:
> > 
> > Savannah, as many other sites, it's a forge, with a big different, we
> > only host free software. All the software that you can find here it
> > was reviewed and verified that doesn't have any license problem which
> > include dependencies.
> This implies that the user can be absolutely sure that by using
> software hosted at Savannah he is certain that he's using only free
> software.  This is a fallacy.  While you check carefully all projects
> during the approval stage, nothing prevents a project accidantially or
> even deliberately making their software non-free or (build-)depending
> on proprietary software at any time after it is created.
> Of course I'm not saying that there should be a brigade to regularly
> double-check all projects; given the scarce resources this is close to
> impossible.  The question is not to create this illusion.

The brigade is really our users. Some of them reported non-free
software hosted at Savannah in the past (such as kqemu before it
become free), and we initiated discussion with the project maintainer.


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