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task #8485: Submission of binary files differ

Submitted by:  Tong Sun <xpt>
Submitted on:  Sat 09 Aug 2008 04:24:09 AM UTC  
 
Should Start On:  Sat 09 Aug 2008 12:00:00 AM UTC Should be Finished on:  Tue 19 Aug 2008 12:00:00 AM UTC
Category:  Project Approval Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  Done Privacy:  Public
Percent Complete:  0% Assigned to:  Alexander Shulgin <alexshulgin>
Open/Closed:  Closed Effort:  0.00

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Sat 18 Oct 2008 02:03:30 PM UTC, comment #6: 

> but the package you've provided is already licensed under GNU GPL v2+. . .


Oh, yes, no problem.

> Hope this is clear enough.


Thanks

Tong Sun <xpt>
Sat 18 Oct 2008 12:21:21 PM UTC, comment #5: 

> I used to release all my programs under the BSD license. Will there be any problem if I continue doing so with qdiff? I do saw that savannah allows some kind of Modified BSD License (though I haven't found the exact text for it). Please comment.


Hm, but the package you've provided is already licensed under GNU GPL v2+.  You cannot just take it and release under other license, though free software.  One of the points of using GPL is to make sure derivative works are licensed under GPL and no other license.

I believe that you only can stick with GPLv2+ or re-license under GPLv3+.

Hope this is clear enough.
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Alex

Alexander Shulgin <alexshulgin>In charge of this item.
Fri 17 Oct 2008 09:53:21 PM UTC, comment #4: 

> I've approved your project--welcome on board! :-)


Thanks a lot!!!

> I've changed the license type in the description to 'GPLv2 or later'.


I used to release all my programs under the BSD license. Will there be any problem if I continue doing so with qdiff? I do saw that savannah allows some kind of Modified BSD License (though I haven't found the exact text for it). Please comment.

thanks

tong

Tong Sun <xpt>
Fri 17 Oct 2008 09:36:19 PM UTC, comment #3: 

I've approved your project--welcome on board! :-)

You'll receive a mail notification with further instructions shortly.

I've changed the license type in the description to 'GPLv2 or later'.  Also please note that FSF address have changed.  You can obtain an up-to-date license here: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.txt

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Happy hacking!
Alex

Alexander Shulgin <alexshulgin>In charge of this item.
Fri 17 Oct 2008 08:04:59 PM UTC, comment #2: 

yes.

I've been waiting patiently, and hope that I can get it soon.
qdiff is the only fast binary files differ that's available in the FOSS would, others don't come close to it. It should have a better home and kept being maintained.

thanks

Tong Sun <xpt>
Fri 17 Oct 2008 07:20:25 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Hi,

Sorry for delay.

Are you still planning to use Savannah?  If not, please tell
us--this will make us gain some time to review other projects.

--
Regards,
Alex

Alexander Shulgin <alexshulgin>In charge of this item.
Sat 09 Aug 2008 04:24:09 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.

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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: binary files differ
  • System Name:  qdiff
  • Type: non-GNU software & documentation
  • License: Modified BSD License

Description:

qdiff - binary files differ that can detect binary
insertions/deletions/substitutions with colorful outputs. 

The differences can be printed in various ways, very colorful output (insertions/deletions/substitutions), simple yet effective syncro engine, may be very slow, useful and fast for large files with few differences (e.g.  verifying correctness of grabbed cdda data).

Other Comments:

Tarball info is at:
http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/utils/file/qdiff-0.8.2.lsm

The problem of the tarball is that it is very old and does not compile on modern gcc and more. Ref:
http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.distributions.grml.user/1722

I'm going to take of the code and maintain it here at nongnu.org.

Tarball URL:

http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/utils/file/qdiff-0.8.2.tar.gz

Tong Sun <xpt>

 

(Note: upload size limit is set to 16384 kB, after insertion of the required escape characters.)

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