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[Savannah-hackers] Re: savannah using non-free software?

From: Mathieu Roy
Subject: [Savannah-hackers] Re: savannah using non-free software?
Date: 19 Sep 2002 15:56:40 +0200
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address@hidden said:

> Hello.
> I was surprised to see the ability to use Google for
> searches.  I could be wrong but isn't the google
> software non-free?
> The google software is distributed (for in-house use)
> and is not Free.  I could be wrong (Google could be GPL)
> but I don't think so.
> If FSF policy has changed and it is ok to use proprietary
> software once it's not on an FSF computer

Apparently, you're the first one that thought about it.

> I suggest moving savannah to a remote oracle based server.  The
> addition of a Flash front end and use of PHP4 should also be
> considered.

Wonderfull idea!
We definitely will do that.

personnally, I see a difference between google usage and the other
examples you give 
PHP4 is now as free as apache. So, someday, we will maybe use it.

Mathieu Roy
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