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task #8678: Submission of The Free Python Web Server Project

Submitted by:  Collin Stocks <collinstocks>
Submitted on:  Sun 28 Sep 2008 05:06:06 AM UTC  
Should Start On:  Sun 28 Sep 2008 12:00:00 AM UTC Should be Finished on:  Wed 08 Oct 2008 12:00:00 AM UTC
Category:  Project Approval Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  Done Privacy:  Public
Percent Complete:  0% Assigned to:  Karl Berry <karl>
Open/Closed:  Closed Effort:  0.00

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Sat 04 Oct 2008 05:37:30 PM UTC, comment #6: 

Thanks for approving the project. I changed the wording as per your recommendation. However, I have never used any sort of CVS or SVN before, so I may need assistance or pointers. I see that there are instructions on the left of the page, so I'll look there first.

(file #16606)

Collin Stocks <collinstocks>
Fri 03 Oct 2008 11:17:23 PM UTC, comment #5: 

Hi Collin -- thanks for making the changes, but please adjust the wording to be precisely what the GPL recommends:

... either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This will save people from wondering whether your variant wording is intended to mean something different.

I approved the project.  Happy hacking!


Karl Berry <karl>
Site AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Wed 01 Oct 2008 02:34:07 AM UTC, comment #4: 

I have attached a new tarball with the revised license notices. It wasn't hard, as the project is barely started yet, and there are only three files so far including the README.

(file #16594)

Collin Stocks <collinstocks>
Tue 30 Sep 2008 11:03:14 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Hi Collin -- great, thanks!

Don't worry about changing the license request in the submission.  Your intent is the important thing.  We can proceed without opening a new project.

What would be great, though, is if you could upload a new tarball with the revised license notices.  That way I can check what you actually intend to use :).

Thanks again,

Karl Berry <karl>
Site AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Tue 30 Sep 2008 01:40:29 AM UTC, comment #2: 

I have reconsidered, based on your feedback, and I am willing to use the license GPLv3-or-later. I will have to change the headers of a few files, but that should be okay. Though, it isn't clear how I can change the project as it exists from this page. Should I start a new project, or is there a way to correct this one?

Collin Stocks <collinstocks>
Mon 29 Sep 2008 10:23:36 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Thank you for thinking of savannah and supporting GPLv3, but we cannot accept packages that use a license of GPLvN-only, instead of GPLvN-or-later.  I understand your concern, but it creates future compatibility problems, and there is an explicit promise that future GPL's will not be different in spirit.

So I've closed this.  If you reconsider and are willing to do GPLv3-or-later, please let us know.

Happy hacking.

Karl Berry <karl>
Site AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Sun 28 Sep 2008 05:06:06 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: The Free Python Web Server Project
  • System Name:  freepywebserver
  • Type: non-GNU software & documentation
  • License: GNU General Public License v3 or later (GNU General Public License v3 ONLY (not later, as I cannot agree to use a yet-to-be-seen license).)


The purpose of this project is to create a free/libre fully standards compliant web server written in the Python programming language.

The web server should be easily extensible and modular, facilitating the adding and removing of features, such as PHP and PERL CGI support, easily. Features which have never been dreamt of should also be easy to create by the end user.

Other Software Required:

Python interpreter:
Python License

Any OS that Python runs on, including GNU/Linux:

Tarball URL:


Collin Stocks <collinstocks>


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

Attach Files:

Attached Files
file #16606:  FreePyWebServer.tar.gz added by collinstocks (13KiB - application/x-gzip - Adjusted wording)
file #16594:  FreePyWebServer.tar.gz added by collinstocks (13KiB - application/x-gzip - The new tarball with revised licenses.)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2008-10-04 collinstocks Attached File- => Added FreePyWebServer.tar.gz, #16606
    2008-10-03 karl StatusIn Progress => Done
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2008-10-01 collinstocks Attached File- => Added FreePyWebServer.tar.gz, #16594
    2008-09-30 karl StatusCancelled => In Progress
        Open/ClosedClosed => Open
    2008-09-29 karl StatusNone => Cancelled
        Assigned toNone => karl
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed

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