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Re: [Savannah-hackers] Re: Savannah and non-GNU software

From: loic
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers] Re: Savannah and non-GNU software
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 17:57:38 +0100 (CET)

Jaime E . Villate writes:
 > On Wed, Mar 21, 2001 at 08:49:16PM -0500, Joel N. Weber II wrote:
 > > We could consider spending a measly $11.88/yr or whatever it is that
 > > it costs to get a domain, and register some completely new domain name
 > > for the non-gnu savannah stuff.  Like appears to be
 > > available (I'm certainly not asserting that is the
 > > best possible name, though).
 > I like that proposal. Having a single domain with two branches "gnu" and
 > "non-gnu" will discourage some that will feel discriminated if their software
 > is not considered "gnu", while some others will try very hard to have their
 > software be an official GNU package when it clearly should not be.
 > The two domains can be in subversions which is easier than having to
 > implement everything in two machines, as Loic has pointed out; and the filter
 > "gnu", "non-gnu" would still be there in a more subtle way; without saying
 > "this is not part of GNU" in the second case, but rather "this is a Free
 > Software project hosted at Savannah". Projects would only have to be 
 > evaluated
 > in terms of licenses to be accepted into the second domain.
 > Another useful feature that attracts developers to is that
 > their projects get a nice URL of the type If we
 > register (or we could then have subdomains 
 > of
 > the type and configure Apache to recognize all those
 > virtual domains.

 I agree with all this. Except for the fact that something else than savannah
need to be chosen (savannah is a place where GNU live ;-). 


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