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Re: [Savannah-hackers] submission of The Enki Document Server - savannah

From: Rudy Gevaert
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers] submission of The Enki Document Server -
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2003 05:26:17 -0400
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On Wed, Jun 04, 2003 at 07:38:10PM -0400, address@hidden wrote:
> A package was submitted to
> This mail was sent to address@hidden, address@hidden
> Aaron D. Ball <address@hidden> described the package as follows:
> License: gpl
> Other License: 
> Package: The Enki Document Server
> System name: enki
> Type: non-GNU
> Description:
> The software is currently just a simple web server, responding in HTTP/1.1 to 
> GET and HEAD requests for static documents.  In the future, it will permit 
> authorized users to introduce new documents (optionally relating them to 
> existing documents), offer interfaces via other protocols (particularly SMTP 
> and IMAP), and generally unite the essentially similar functions of weblogs, 
> mailing lists, Usenet, web pages with comment facilities, and other forms of 
> threaded communication.
> The software is written in Ruby, which provides powerful programming 
> abstractions and standard libraries that together make it possible to write 
> code that is both compact and legible.  I believe that this, combined with 
> careful modularization and delegation to the host operating system, will lead 
> to software that is unusually maintainable, reliable, and secure.
> is a tiny web site running the current version of the software, whose source 
> code is at

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> for the time being.
> Other Software Required:
> The software is written in Ruby and relies on Ruby\'s rich set of standard 
> libraries, which are licensed as described at
> which explicitly permits licensing either under the GPL or under a different 
> free software license specific to Ruby.  At present, I do not anticipate 
> adding further third-party libraries;  my intention is to keep the software 
> simple when I can, but create my own complexity when I must.
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