Savannah rejects a project because it uses GPL

MJ Ray mjr at
Fri Feb 10 12:11:28 UTC 2006

I think this is a bad week. driconf was rejected from Savannah
hosting because Savannah does not now even allow GPL'd manuals,
as GPL is not an FDL-compatible licence.

There seems a change of policy, despite the redacted blog post.
Savannah *allowed* non-free-software non-program licences, but
didn't *require* them before. The original blog post can be seen
Of course, with no easy way to decide when documentation source is
not otherwise source, the new policy makes Savannah decisions random.

On the one hand, this list gets good news suggesting that at
least the ambiguities in the FDL will be fixed. On the other,
Savannah inflames the dispute over FDL 1.2. What happens next?

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