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task #16249: Submission of Gneural Network Knockoff

Submitter:  Karl Semich <xloem>
Submitted:  Mon 29 Aug 2022 10:25:11 AM UTC
Should Start On:  Mon 29 Aug 2022 12:00:00 AM UTC Should be Finished on:  Thu 08 Sep 2022 12:00:00 AM UTC
Category:  Project Approval Priority:  * 5 - Normal
Status:  Cancelled Privacy:  Public
Percent Complete:  0% Assigned to:  ineiev
Open/Closed:  Closed Effort:  0.00
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Fri 10 Mar 2023 06:32:10 AM UTC, comment #5: 

Cancelling; please re-submit when the issues are resolved.

Ineiev <ineiev>
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Thu 06 Oct 2022 08:36:19 AM UTC, comment #4: 

comment #3:

> I understand you need a tarball with relicensed content.

To be precise, I'd like to see a tarball with legal notices-related issues resolved.  Relicensing means distributing under substantially different terms.

As a side note, "content" when used as a noun disparages the work it refers to; I hope you disagree with such attitude.

> I am really satisfied to learn this next step from you.
> What kind of time frame for responses is workable for you?

There are no hard time limits, but I'm an awful teacher.  I can do little but point to our documentation (which is I've already done) and check if your tarball complies.

Ineiev <ineiev>
Site Administrator
Tue 27 Sep 2022 10:35:40 PM UTC, comment #3: 

I am definitely still interested.

I have serious mental health issues, and it can take me some months or years to do each small step, but I am on this. I have been thinking of it for years, wanting to use gpl infrastructure to engage machine learning, but never finding any.

I understand you need a tarball with relicensed content. I am really satisfied to learn this next step from you.

What kind of time frame for responses is workable for you?

I want to reach out to the original dev to check in, as well.

I have a small number of bugfixes at https://github.com/xloem/gneuralknockoff . I am sad to use github for now rather than gnu-supported infrastructure.

I’m experiencing psychological blocking and am dissociating from this for a few weeks, planning to rediscover it by happenstance from a different state of mind, but if timeliness is important here I can push through at the cost of other things in my life. Maybe I will.

Tue 27 Sep 2022 04:38:40 PM UTC, comment #2: 

If there is no further interest, I'll cancel this submission.

Ineiev <ineiev>
Site Administrator
Fri 09 Sep 2022 11:03:15 AM UTC, comment #1: 

You are going to make a fork, but the tarball you provided comes from the decommissioned package, and it has a different license. Could you prepare a tarball with this issue fixed (by the way,
please make sure that all copyrightable files in your tarball
have valid copyright and license notices.)

Ineiev <ineiev>
Site Administrator
Mon 29 Aug 2022 10:25:11 AM UTC, original submission:  

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):

Registration Details

  • Name: Gneural Network Knockoff
  • System Name:  gneuralknockoff
  • Type: Extras for official GNU software
  • License: GNU Affero General Public License v3 or later (I am also interested in making use of any appropriate licenses regarding ethical use of neural networks, if identified.)


A fork of Gneural Network that, unlike the web pages I see for Gneural Network, is not decommissioned and could potentially accept improvements.

I would hope to make a modular library of neural network components capable of training and inference of modern machine learning models like those in the news.

I'm severely mentally disabled, so this is just a bit of a beacon of hope, rather than a plan to reach completion. I do have experience working with modern machine learning models.

Other Software Required:

Gneural Network https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/gneuralnetwork GPLv3, and any dependencies it has already.

Other Comments:

It is hard and at times very delayed for me to use email, so please when communicating provide as much information as needed so that we may resolve the conversation in few exchanges.

Tarball URL:


Karl Semich <xloem>


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