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[Savannah-hackers] submission of Gnu Open Science Texts -savannah.gnu.or

From: Mathieu Roy
Subject: [Savannah-hackers] submission of Gnu Open Science Texts
Date: 02 Jun 2003 14:32:37 +0200
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It appears that I made a mistake. We, in fact, accept Educational Textbook
Project since now 5 month, and your project seems to fit in this

since your project does not seems to be part of the
GNU project yet, we cannot accept that project name
for it.  There are some non-GNU programs
with names such as gnuplot and gnuboy, but they are
not hosted in Savannah.

In the projects we host we want to keep the distinction
 between GNU and non-GNU projects, to avoid confusion.

If your project is accepted into the GNU project, you
 can change its name later on.

Savannah's mission is to host free software projects,
and we want the public to think of them as free software projects.
A project name that says "open" will tend to lead people
to think of the project as "open source" instead of "free software".

We would be glad if you accept to use "free" instead of
"open" in your project name.

Finally, while you describe a specific goal (producing a set of free
high school science texts in accordance with the South African
syllabus), the name of the project you chose seems to me very general,
not really reflecting the nature of your project, your specific goal.

You are welcome to resubmit your project, and please accept my

Please register your project once more with the changes mentioned
above.  The way we handle pending projects makes it difficult to keep
track of projects that have been answered but have not been approved
yet, so we erase them and we ask you to register the project again every
time some change has to be done to the registration, and users might
have to register their projects several times.  Thank you for your

Some users find it useful to use the big re-registration URL provided in
the acknowledgment e-mail you received after registration.



Mathieu Roy
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