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sr #110070: Compatibility between Savannah and REUSE

Submitted by:  Marco Bresciani <marcobresciani>
Submitted on:  Thu 24 Oct 2019 11:46:36 AM UTC  
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  Done
Assigned to:  Ineiev <ineiev> Operating System:  None
Open/Closed:  Closed

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Fri 01 Nov 2019 06:33:03 AM UTC, comment #3: 

Both REUSE and GNU documentation say that certain things should be present in your package, it doesn't say that some other things should not, and those things have different format, so the reader can distinguish them. So when GNU recommendations are still followed and the duplicated information isn't inconsistent, these practices must be compatible.

WRT GNU & FSF vs FSFE discussions, this is out of scope of this support tracker; please use other forums.  IIRC the Free Software Directory had plans for using SPDX license identifiers.

Ineiev <ineiev>
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Thu 24 Oct 2019 12:17:58 PM UTC, comment #2: 

  this is FSF Europe that created these recommendations following some other recommendations and standard (see, so my concern is if FSFE is creating something that can be considered compatible with Savannah requirements for projects, or not.

If not (and that's a problem!), well, I think it's up to GNU, FSF and FSFE to discuss about the issue and change something. If the two are not compatible, it's frankly ridiculous to continue the effort on REUSE (that came later than Savannah and GNU...).

Marco Bresciani <marcobresciani>
Thu 24 Oct 2019 12:04:08 PM UTC, comment #1: 

To my oppinion fsf and gnu should pull
away there hands from spdx.
And go on with their own efforts.

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Thu 24 Oct 2019 11:46:36 AM UTC, original submission:  

  I'm thinking about aplpying the REUSE recommendations (by FSF Europe) to my projects here on Savannah.

See and

Are the two things compatible?

Marco Bresciani <marcobresciani>


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