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[task #15759] Submission of STUMP

From: Tristan Miller
Subject: [task #15759] Submission of STUMP
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2020 05:11:28 -0400 (EDT)
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                 Summary: Submission of STUMP
                 Project: Savannah Administration
            Submitted by: psychonaut
            Submitted on: Mon 24 Aug 2020 09:11:26 AM UTC
         Should Start On: Mon 24 Aug 2020 12:00:00 AM UTC
   Should be Finished on: Thu 03 Sep 2020 12:00:00 AM UTC
                Category: Project Approval
                Priority: 5 - Normal
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
        Percent Complete: 0%
             Assigned to: None
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                  Effort: 0.00



A new project has been registered at Savannah
This project account will remain inactive until a site admin approves
or discards the registration.

= Registration Administration =

While this item will be useful to track the registration process,
*approving or discarding the registration must be done using the specific
Group Administration
<> page*,
accessible only to site administrators,
effectively *logged as site administrators* (superuser):

* Group Administration

= Registration Details =

* Name: *STUMP*
* System Name:  *stump*
* Type: Official GNU software
* License: GNU General Public License v3 or later


== Description: ==
STUMP (Secure Team-based Usenet Moderation Program) is a portable
robomoderator for Usenet newsgroups, written in Perl, C, and shell scripts. 
The software intercepts articles posted to moderated newsgroups, places them
in a queue, and allows teams of moderators to accept or reject them.  Accepted
articles are then posted to the relevant newsgroup(s) (along with the
necessary approval headers).  Rejected articles are redirected to the bit
bucket, and a rejection message can optionally be e-mailed to the poster.

== Other Software Required: ==
STUMP currently requires a C compiler to build, and the following software to

* any Bourne-compatible shell
* Perl 4 - Artistic Licence or GPL - <>
* procmail - GPL or Artistic License - <> 

Additionally, in the local/ directory, STUMP bundles a rather ancient version
of PGP Moose <>, a third-party package that
is released under what looks like a simple, custom-written permissive free
software licence.  (The full text of the licence is also available in the
local/ directory.)  This licence should be compatible with the GPL but in any
case PGP Moose is only ever invoked from a shell script, so it remains a
distinct (and distictly licensed) package.  As part of our cleanup work (see
below) we will probably decouple and migrate this dependency to PGP Moose 2.0
<>, which is released under
the same terms as Perl.

== Other Comments: ==
I and the two other members of the Big-8 Management Board (Jason Evans, whose
Savannah username is jsevans, and Rayner Lucas, whose Savannah username is
rayner) have just been appointed by the GNU project as official maintainers of
STUMP and WebSTUMP.  We are taking over from the original author, Igor Chudov.
 STUMP and WebSTUMP have been GNU packages since 9 November 1998 but until now
have been hosted on Mr. Chudov's personal website.  While the packages as
handed over to us by Mr. Chudov do not currently follow the rules and
guidelines for GNU packages, we will bring them into compliance as a matter of
priority, and ask that they be accepted on Savannah now so that we can do this
cleanup work with the benefit of Savannah's source control and issue tracking
facilities.  (So far the only cleanup work we have done is to add copyright
and licence headers to all applicable files.)

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