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task #6330: Submission of FreeMatter

Submitted by:  Shakthi Kannan <shakthik>
Submitted on:  Mon 01 Jan 2007 09:50:05 AM UTC  
Should Start On:  Sun 31 Dec 2006 06:30:00 PM UTC Should be Finished on:  Wed 10 Jan 2007 06:30:00 PM UTC
Category:  Project Approval Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Percent Complete:  0% Assigned to:  Sylvain Beucler <Beuc>
Open/Closed:  Closed Effort:  0.00

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Sat 06 Jan 2007 09:58:17 AM UTC, comment #5: 


We cannot (for time reasons) review the project on periodic basis, but we will do it once to 'bless' the code import.

Please notify us when you upload a substantive amount of material so we can do this review.

I approved your project. You'll receive a mail confirmation shortly.

Sylvain Beucler <Beuc>In charge of this item.
Fri 05 Jan 2007 03:30:13 AM UTC, comment #4: 


I am also thinking of modifying existing GNU FDL documentation as per the license and Invariant sections, so that all references are made to GNU/Linux, with my new modifications/content/enhancments.

Yes, I would like the Savannah team to review the project. On a periodic basis will be nice.

I am game for it.

Thank you.

Shakthi Kannan <shakthik>
Thu 04 Jan 2007 10:50:51 PM UTC, comment #3: 


Your project apparently meets the Savannah guidelines, except that there's not much material yet.

I suggest I accept this project, and that you contact the Savannah team once you have some more material uploaded - for example within a month.

This way, we will be able to check for licensing issues as well. For example, there's no proper copyright notice in bash-neurons.txt.

Do you agree with this condition?

Sylvain Beucler <Beuc>In charge of this item.
Tue 02 Jan 2007 05:54:45 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Hi Sylvain,

The documentation project sample code is available here:


Kindly review it. The documentation will contain schedules for reading material (under GNU FDL or other Free Software acceptable licenses).



Shakthi Kannan <shakthik>
Mon 01 Jan 2007 08:25:48 PM UTC, comment #1: 


I'm evaluating the project you submitted for approval in Savannah.

Please include a (perhaps temporary) URL pointing to the source code. Alternatively, you can forward the code to me by email.

We wish to review your source code, even if it is draft, to catch potential legal issues early.

For example, to release your program properly under the GNU FDL you must include a copyright notice and permission-to-copy statements at the beginning of every  copyrightable file, usually any file more than 10 lines long.  This is explained in http://www.gnu.org/licenses/fdl-howto.html.  Our review would help catch potential omissions such as these.

Note that sending code to our repositories is a release, since the code will then be publicly available through anonymous access.

If you are willing to make the changes mentioned above, please provide us with an URL to an updated tarball of your project.  Upon review, we will reconsider your project for inclusion in Savannah.

To help us better keep track of your registration, please use the tracker's web interface following the link below. Do not reply directly, the registration process is not driven by e-mail, and we will not receive such replies.


Sylvain Beucler <Beuc>In charge of this item.
Mon 01 Jan 2007 09:50:05 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: FreeMatter
  • System Name:  freematter
  • Type: non-GNU software & documentation
  • License: GNU Free Documentation License


The project is to provide a training schedule for newbies/experts to learn free software.

Each skill (bash shell, python, perl, system administration skills etc.) is referred to as a "neuron". To acquire a "lobe" or domain knowledge (system administration, networking, application development etc.), the newbie has to work-out the schedule for the neurons to acquire the skills. The schedule can be for reading, trying out practical code examples, doing homework exercises. Depending on the work-load the schedule can be for days or weeks or for months.

This project provides a timetable for each domain with references to URL documentation (GNU FDL), and exercises or code examples (GPL) available in the Internet.

This is a non-GNU documentation project.

Other Software Required:

It is a documentation project in text. It can also be converted to html to be viewed in a browser. Thinking of using asciidoc for the documentation.

Shakthi Kannan <shakthik>


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