For Savannah admins: Submission approval

About submission review

Savannah is a place to emphasize free software values, especially the non-obvious and non-technical ones. We want people to understand them and follow a few good practices for their packages.

This page explains the points of our official requirements in more details.


See HowToGetYourProjectApprovedQuickly.

General principles


Pinged message

If the submitter of a new project for approval didn't answer after a week or two, the admin will to send a pinged message.

Zombie groups

When submissions are cancelled in the tracker, but the groups not removed from the database, they stay there and increase the "pending registrations" frontpage statistics. To find such projects visit /siteadmin/grouplist.php?status=P and compare with pending groups in the task tracker.