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task #7662: Submission of fileschanged

Submitted by:  Ben Asselstine <benasselstine>
Submitted on:  Fri 11 Jan 2008 05:48:20 PM UTC  
Should Start On:  Fri 11 Jan 2008 12:00:00 AM UTC Should be Finished on:  Mon 21 Jan 2008 12:00:00 AM UTC
Category:  Project Approval Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  Done Privacy:  Public
Percent Complete:  0% Assigned to:  Sylvain Beucler <Beuc>
Open/Closed:  Closed Effort:  0.00

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Fri 11 Jan 2008 09:35:02 PM UTC, comment #3: 

I approved the project. It would be good, still, to ask SGI about relicensing fam&libfam, because until then you cannot use any GPLv3 code in your project.

Sylvain Beucler <Beuc>In charge of this item.
Fri 11 Jan 2008 09:22:35 PM UTC, comment #2: 

I have changed the license back to GPLv2+ so that it complies.
The software can be downloaded at: http://www.asselstine.com/fileschanged-0.6.7.tar.gz

Ben Asselstine <benasselstine>
Fri 11 Jan 2008 09:08:50 PM UTC, comment #1: 


Your project complies with the Savannah hosting requirements, but there's a problem with the dependencies: your code is GPLv3, gamin is LGPL v2 or later (so can be used by GPLv3 code), but it looks like fam/libfam is under GPL version 2 and LGPL 2.1 strictly (not "or later"). Thus the licenses are incompatible and the project cannot be legally distributed.

I think this would be a good time to ask SGI about releasing fam/libfam under the next versions of their licenses.

What do you think?

Sylvain Beucler <Beuc>In charge of this item.
Fri 11 Jan 2008 05:48:20 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.

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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: fileschanged
  • System Name:  fileschanged
  • Type: non-GNU software & documentation
  • License: GNU General Public License v2 or later


fileschanged is a FAM (File Alteration Monitor) client for GNU/Linux operating systems. It is a command-line utility that is used to monitor sets of files for alterations.

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I would like to move this project from sourceforge to savannah.

The sourceforge project page is at http://www.sf.net/projects/fileschanged .

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