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[Savannah-register-public] [task #11408] Submission of Free Reservation

From: Mario Castelán Castro
Subject: [Savannah-register-public] [task #11408] Submission of Free Reservation System
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 03:36:13 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #5, task #11408 (project administration):

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GNU Savannah task #11408: Submission of Free Reservation System

Hello Bernhard.

GNU Savannah mission is to advance free software.  We don't support
open source because it misses the point of free software
That's also mentioned in our hosting requirements.  Please read too.

A reference to the ethics of open source as something to follow
backfires on our mission.  Couldn't you please refer instead to the
free software philosophy (

> but is there a need for a free high level reservation system?

Ask yourself if there is a need for an high level reservation system.
I don't know, but if there is, then it ought to be free software.

> I think closed-source competitors wouldn't like it [...]

A business based on deprivation of user freedom is inmoral.  We don't
want it to continue that way.  His owner could switch to a business
model based on free software and benefit from other free alternatives
rather than complain of a "competence".

We will happily host a project for the development of a free
reservation system.  Maybe it's understood without saying than you're
not obligated to develop it to the same technical level as existing
proprietary systems.  However, we shouldn't negate nor discourage the
possibility for anybody else to continue it.  Could you please change
the relevant comment in accordingly?.

You can learn more about the free software philosophy from the above

What's the role of  Will FRS function properly
without it?.

> I see the further development of the system as an intellectual
> challenge and would rather add some exercises to it than spoil the
> educational effects.

In my opinion someone looking for an intellectual challenge
specifically related to FRS can always implement a new feature.  If
need be, they can also rewrite an existing feature.  I would rather
advance the project as much as possible because AFAIK it's meant for
practical use and there will always be something for those hungry to
challenge themselves.  This is just a personal suggestion.

Also, the header of reads "Open Reservation System".
Wasn't the project named "Free Reservation System"?.

Please update your tarball and provide further information when

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