[Clo-devel] We're getting feedback!
nikodemus at random-state.net
Thu Aug 21 21:29:46 UTC 2003
On Thu, Aug 21, 2003 at 05:16:03PM +0200, Stig E Sandoe wrote:
> | How about, at the "About this site":
> | "This site is currently paid for and maintained by
> | <insert-our-names-here>"
> That would clarify things, and let users know who is providing the
> service. Openness is good.
Do you think the simple name-list is sufficent, or should it elaborate
on the backgound and current working order?
> | > - What open source/free projects can get hosting? DFSG? Wider than
> | > DFSG? Stricter than DFSG? 'Hosting decisions are made on case-by-case
> | > basis.' is fine, but some examples of accepted licences would be nice.
> | I think DFSG sounds reasonable. Any reason not to restrict it to DFSG?
> DFSG is fairly well-known and respected.
I think we can mention DSFG, with some caveats:
* Licenses (such as LGPL) invoking distiction between dynamic and
static linking are generally horribly confusing when confronted
with Common Lisp way of loading code.
* The same "horribly confusing" applies to LLGPL as well, with the
addition the FSF seems to have trouble with the prelude.
* We reserve the right to host non-DSFG free projects if we feel that
it is appropriate. Examples include projects for which non-DSFG license
is more suitable, and possible sponsorship.
Naturally, this would not apply to any cclan mirror that we may host,
or to any cclan upload mechanism we may provide: just to "normal"
project hosting, which may or may not include the cclan upload
> As I suggested on #lisp, a system where each project can make a
> cclan/ directory in the project-root, and some script is run as
> cron-job that gathers files from cclan/ for CCLAN-inclusion might be
> the best solution. It will probably also make cclan and cl.net work
> well together and be attractive for people with lisp packages.
> CCLAN is lacking a central upload hub where (DFSG) lisp-projects can
> easily join CCLAN and upload updates and packages.
Thanks for the link! Unfortunately I wont have much more time untill
monday, so I'll have to defer the reading & thinking. :/
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