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[Savannah-hackers-public] Re: [task #10565] Submission of Insidious Big

From: Mario Castelan Castro
Subject: [Savannah-hackers-public] Re: [task #10565] Submission of Insidious Big Brother Database
Date: Sun, 22 Aug 2010 11:48:44 -0500
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August 22th 2010 for "Roland Winkler"
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Hi Roland.

> Thanks! I hope that following up on savannah-hackers-public will be
> the right place.

Indeed it is.

> I understand that each significant file should include licensing
> information. Yet for me the question is a more technical one:
> Currently BBDB uses a Makefile. But what I really want (in the long
> run) is to use autoconf. So I believe I have two options:
> - I could put now a Makefile in the repository. Yet later on this
>   will be replaced by the files required by autoconf. I know that
>   old CVS can give you a hard time if you try to modify the
>   structure of the repository...
> - The elisp files of BBDB can be compiled fairly easily from within
>   Emacs. So right now I could only put these elisp files into the
>   repository, but no Makefile at all. And later I add the autoconf
>   stuff so that the Makefile becomes a derived file that does not go
>   at all into the repository.

> Then whatever file(s) are going to reside in the repository will
> have the licensing information.


>> In addition, if you haven't already, please include a copy of the
>> plain text version of the GPL, available from
>>, into a file named "COPYING".
> This would be version 3. -- Does this make a difference if the
> licensing information for BBDB says
>   ...GNU General Public License as published by the Free
>   Software Foundation, either version 2 of the License, or (at
>   your option) any later version.

Then please include a copy of the version 2.  You can find it in:  Also consider upgrading to GPL
3 and above :-).

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