Savannah rejects a project because it uses GPL

MJ Ray mjr at
Wed Feb 15 12:17:14 UTC 2006

Gareth Bowker <tgb at>
> Would it not be fairer to compare with
> ? I see there's
> under the debian
> directory. I don't see such a directory under gnu.
> Are those two comparisons fair?

Fairer, but not really fair, for at least two reasons:
1. GNU doesn't label things not meeting its standard for free
software so clearly - they are mixed into many tarballs;
2. That debian dir contains over 10000 packages AIUI, including the
free software operating system distributions and other material,
while the gnu dir contains only about 250 packages AFAICT and no
complete operating system distribution (since the debian ISOs went).

Hope that helps,
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