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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 21:53:48 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)

On Fri, Jun 06, 2008 at 09:43:48PM +0200, Sylvain Beucler wrote:
> 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.

Though I agree this could be said differently in the intro text :)


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