taskSavannah Administration - Tasks: task #7387, Submission of GêBR


task #7387: Submission of GêBR

Submitted by:  Ricardo Biloti <biloti>
Submitted on:  Mon 15 Oct 2007 06:19:25 PM UTC  
Should Start On:  Mon 15 Oct 2007 03:00:00 AM UTC Should be Finished on:  Thu 25 Oct 2007 03:00:00 AM UTC
Category:  Project Approval Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  Cancelled Privacy:  Public
Percent Complete:  0% Assigned to:  John Darrington <jmd>
Open/Closed:  Closed Effort:  0.00

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Wed 14 Nov 2007 08:01:17 PM UTC, comment #8: 


Sylvain Beucler <Beuc>
Fri 19 Oct 2007 07:55:00 PM UTC, comment #7: 

I confirm, can do :)

Sylvain Beucler <Beuc>
Thu 18 Oct 2007 01:20:17 PM UTC, comment #6: 

Importing a repository can be done, but not automatically.  It'll need intervention by one of the savannah administrators.  It might take up to a week for someone to do it, but I don't think it would be a big problem.

John Darrington <jmd>
Site AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Thu 18 Oct 2007 12:12:26 PM UTC, comment #5: 

Is there a way to migrate the SVN repository from SourceForge to Savannah? We have made more than 250 commits. That's an important information we need to decide leaving SourceForge.


Ricardo Biloti <biloti>
Thu 18 Oct 2007 11:59:19 AM UTC, comment #4: 

"GêBR core team" is just an alias to the authors, which are specified in AUTHORS file. But if this is not clear or legal, I see no problem in changing this.

This inconsistency of licenses (GPLv2 ou v3) is mainly among distinct subprojects (gebr, libgeoxml, gebrme, and gebrd). Again, I see no problem to adopt GPLv3 for whole code.

About the distinction of "open source" and "free software", we tend to the former just because, in our opinion, it seems more accurate, due to the duality of "free" word. In principle, we agree with both, but like most the former.

I will discuss your suggestions and advices with my colleages, and post another message soon.

Ricardo Biloti

Ricardo Biloti <biloti>
Thu 18 Oct 2007 11:10:57 AM UTC, comment #3: 

If you agree to discontinue using SourceForge once your savannah
account is set up, then we can proceed with this request.

I had a look at the source code on the SourceForge site. Is the
copyright holder referred to in the copyright notices "GeBR core team
(http://gebr.sourceforge.net/)", a legal entity that can be assigned
copyright?  A legal entity usually means a company, person or legally
incorporated association.  Informal groups have no legal existance and
cannot hold copyright.  If "GeBR core team" is not legally
incorporated, you need to add the author(s)' name(s) instead.  

Check http://www.gnu.org/prep/maintain/html_node/Copyright-Notices.html for
more information, and update your files.

I notice that you nominated your licence as GPLv2 or later. Some of
your source files have the preamble to GPLv3+ whilst others have the
preamble for GPLv2+.  This should not be an obstacle to hosting on
savannah, but for consistency it would be best to change them all to
GPLv3 or later.

Also, I noticed in your description the phrase "based on open-source
technologies".  Savannah's mission is to host free software projects,
and we want the public to think of them as free software projects.  A
project description that refers to "open source" will tend to lead people to think
of the project as "open source" instead of "free software".

We would be glad if you accept to use "free software" instead of "open source" in your
project description.

If you are willing to make the changes mentioned above, please do so.
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John Darrington <jmd>
Site AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Tue 16 Oct 2007 12:38:28 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Hi John

Thanks for you response and time. We plan to use Savannah to release GêBR. Indeed, GêBR is already in SourceForge, but we find out that SourceForge's way to upload and distribute releases is hard to manage. In Savannah we could release snapshots daily, in a autoamatic manner. That's our main interest. GêBR development is intense (with several commits per week, many per day somentimes), and interatively upload them in SourceForge is dificult and time-consuming.

We have already build a community around GêBR and it demands for fresh releases. We hope Savannah can help us with this.

About be nongnu you are right. It was my mistake. Perhaps savannah.nongnu.org would be more adequate.


Ricardo Biloti <biloti>
Tue 16 Oct 2007 12:13:22 PM UTC, comment #1: 


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

Savannah is a central point for development, distribution and
maintenance of GNU Software.

There is a companion site savannah.nongnu.org where we also host Free
Software projects that are not part of the GNU Project, but run on
free platforms.

I notice that you already appear to be hosting your project on SourceForge.
However, we do not allow to host your project on Savannah and
SourceForge at the same time, if Savannah is just a project mirror.
Your project development should happen primarily on Savannah.

How do you plan to use your Savannah account?



John Darrington <jmd>
Site AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Mon 15 Oct 2007 06:19:25 PM 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: GêBR
  • System Name:  gebr
  • Type: non-GNU software & documentation
  • License: GNU General Public License v2 or later


GêBR is an environment to seismic processing based on open-source technologies, designed to easily assembly and run processing flows.

What GêBR does:
    * Handle projects and lines
    * Assembly and run processing flows
    * Act as an interface to many freely-available seismic-processing packages (Seismic Unix, Madagascar, etc)

Besides, GêBR is extensible. It can be used as interface to your own seismic-processing package!

Information about GêBR is mainly available at GêBR discussion group (http://groups.google.com/group/gebr)

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Ricardo Biloti <biloti>


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