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task #4995: Submission of PyGpsWeb

Submitted by:  Christian Mauduit <ufoot>
Submitted on:  Tue 29 Nov 2005 09:58:39 PM UTC  
Should Start On:  Mon 28 Nov 2005 11:00:00 PM UTC Should be Finished on:  Thu 08 Dec 2005 11:00:00 PM UTC
Category:  Project Approval Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  Done Privacy:  Public
Percent Complete:  0% Assigned to:  Sebastian Wieseler <kickino>
Open/Closed:  Closed Effort:  0.00

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Fri 02 Dec 2005 08:12:49 PM UTC, comment #3: 


I guess no more points were left.

So I've approved your project.  You will receive an automated e-mail containing detailed information about the approval.


Sebastian Wieseler <kickino>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Fri 02 Dec 2005 12:46:21 AM UTC, comment #2: 


I tried to fixed all the diseases of my package 8-)

Copyright are now systematic. Even added README files in images directories to cover binaries.

> If you think somewhere "Heh, I did it allready.", then please add there the /full/ license notices. ;-)

OK, got it, effectively sometimes only a single copyright line was there. Note that to upgrade from Temple Place to Franklin St I used a sed script, so the copyright notice is not the exact very same notice than in the examples (the '\n' characters are not at the same place...).

New tarball (release candidate) on:


Thanks and have a nice day,


Christian Mauduit <ufoot>
Thu 01 Dec 2005 08:11:16 PM UTC, comment #1: 

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

In order to release your project properly and unambiguously under the GNU GPL, please place copyright notices and permission-to-copy statements at the
beginning of every file of source code (this includes every .sql, .js and .css file.

But please notice that only files >10 lines can be copyrighted and licensed.

In addition, please include a copy of the plain text version of the GPL, available from http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.txt,
into a file named "COPYING".

For more information, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-howto.html.

If some of your files cannot carry such notices (e.g. binary files; .jpg, .png files), then you can add a README file in the same directory containing the copyright and license notices. Check http://www.gnu.org/prep/maintain/html_node/Copyright-Notices.html for furtherinformation.

The GPL FAQ explains why these procedures must be followed.  To learn why a copy of the GPL must be included with every copy of the code, for example,
see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#WhyMustIInclude.

If you think somewhere "Heh, I did it allready.", then please add there the /full/ license notices. ;-)

In the end, please notice the address of the FSF has changed, and is now:

  51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA  02110-1301  USA

Please update your license notices.

Updates versions of the GPL, LGPL and GFDL can also be found at:

Please update the copy of the license (usually, the 'COPYING' file) in your package as well.

You can find some background and a possible migration script at https://savannah.gnu.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=3766


Sebastian Wieseler <kickino>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Tue 29 Nov 2005 09:58:39 PM UTC, original submission:  

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  non-GNU software &amp; documentation

  GNU General Public License V2 or later

  PyGpsWeb ( http://www.ufoot.org/pygpsweb ) is an online GPS (Global Positionning System) data editor. It allows you to view and edit waypoints, routes, and tracks. It is free software, released under the terms of the GPL.

I need this to view and/or edit points and path, imported and/or exported to a lightweight GPS device. This is because I run a lot. Basically I could do this with GPSMan (  http://www.ncc.up.pt/gpsman/ ), but the idea is to do this with a web application, using interesting technologies like Python, PostGreSQL / PostGIS, itools, UMN MapServer, Mozilla / XUL and Google Maps. My purpose is to fit my needs as well as to have fun and prove myself that I can code this kind of things 8-)

If you want to try it out, you can check the demonstration site ( http://ufoot.hd.free.fr/pygpsweb/demo/py/ ) .

  • login : test
  • password : test

Of course final release will be different, but it still gives a good idea of where the project is heading.

Other Software Required:
  Apache: http://httpd.apache.org/
Python: http://www.python.org/
mod_python: http://www.modpython.org/
PostGreSQL: http://www.postgresql.org/
PostGIS: http://postgis.refractions.net/
Itools: http://www.ikaaro.org/itools/
UMN MapServer: http://mapserver.gis.umn.edu/
Mozilla: http://www.mozilla.org/

PS: PostGIS and UMN MapServer have themselves a bazillion of dependencies. I didn't mention them here, for they are somewhat implicit, and PyGpsWeb does not access theses low-level elements directly.

Other Comments:
  Current 0.1.0 release has a default which I believe is a problem to be hosted on Savannah. The source code files do not have a proper copyright info mentionning it's Free Software blah blah blah Temple Place. I just updated this, and now it should be fixed, as can be seen on the web demo for instance, in JavaScript sources:
If you want to check out the whole project, download the latest snapshot, it should be updated nightly on: http://ufoot.hd.free.fr/snapshot/pub/

Other remark: Google Maps is used as a service in PyGpsWeb. Therefore one could maybe identify a "rely on non-free software" pattern here. However, 1) I only use Google as a service to serve the background maps and handle a few points and 2) there's this the UMN MapServer alternative, so Google Maps remains an option, and isn't mandatory.

Christian Mauduit <ufoot>


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