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task #15151: Submission of Exocortex Knowledge Base

Submitted by:  Matthew Miller <matthew_miller>
Submitted on:  Sat 12 Jan 2019 10:27:34 PM UTC  
Should Start On:  Sat 12 Jan 2019 12:00:00 AM UTC Should be Finished on:  Tue 22 Jan 2019 12:00:00 AM UTC
Category:  Project Approval Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  Done Privacy:  Public
Percent Complete:  0% Assigned to:  Ineiev <ineiev>
Open/Closed:  Closed Effort:  0.00

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Mon 14 Jan 2019 03:47:18 PM UTC, comment #7: 

Thank you, approving.

Ineiev <ineiev>
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Sun 13 Jan 2019 09:24:42 PM UTC, comment #6: 

I understand better now. I was confused reading that the gpl couldn't be used for images, but it was the missing "or later" clause causing the issue.
The changes are uploaded in exocortex-2019-01-13b.tar.gz
Thank you.

(file #45961)

Matthew Miller <matthew_miller>
Sun 13 Jan 2019 08:00:07 PM UTC, comment #5: 

> I'm a bit new to these kinds of considerations (at this level of detail at least). What license would be appropriate for images?

I see.  The same GPL version 3 "or later" that you use for the rest files would be appropriate for the images.  Please check the GPL HowTo for details.

Another concept you'll need is copyrightable files.  For a text format, those are files longer than 10-15 lines.  Now, all (as in "find . -type f") copyrightable files in your tarball should have valid copyright and license notices.

Ineiev <ineiev>
Site AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Sun 13 Jan 2019 07:27:26 PM UTC, comment #4: 

You're welcome.
I'm a bit new to these kinds of considerations (at this level of detail at least). What license would be appropriate for images? (I could also remove them, they're unused currently.)

Matthew Miller <matthew_miller>
Sun 13 Jan 2019 04:29:35 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Thank you!

You license your image files under the GPLv3-only.  We can't host such files on Savannah, because their licensing terms are not compatible with future versions of the GPL.

Ineiev <ineiev>
Site AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Sun 13 Jan 2019 04:17:43 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Thank you for your help.
I've made explicit the image license and added the license test where it was missing. The attached file is the plain tar ball, no repository stuff.
Take care.

(file #45951)

Matthew Miller <matthew_miller>
Sun 13 Jan 2019 11:44:49 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Hello, Matthew!

Please make sure to include valid copyright and license notices in every copyrightable file in your tarball.  If you provide a README for files like images, please list specific images and do include a full license notice.  A note like "see the LICENSE file" alone won't do, because it leaves uncertain which versions of the license apply.

Also, it would help if you provided a tarball of distribution rather than the whole repository.

Ineiev <ineiev>
Site AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Sat 12 Jan 2019 10:27:34 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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Registration Details

  • Name: Exocortex Knowledge Base
  • System Name:  exocortex
  • Type: non-GNU software and documentation
  • License: GNU General Public License v2 or later


Exocortex is a knowledge base application with a goal of having few dependencies and being flexible enough to grow with my and other's needs.
The only hard dependency is a Python 3 distribution.
I use Mediawiki, but want to be able to take my knowledge database on vacation, etc. and also update the KB programmatically. The simpler database schema and choice of programming language make this easier than with other products.
Currently, a Tk based GUI is available along with scripts to import org-mode files and interact with the database. Future goals are a browser and also Emacs interface to the KB. I use Emacs with deft and org-mode a great deal and envision Exocortex being the backend storage instead of the filesystem.

Other Software Required:

psycopg2 http://initd.org/psycopg GNU Lesser General Public License
SQLite https://sqlite.org Public Domain

Other Comments:

I use GNU/Linux and Emacs, and want to give back something. This is also being submitted to Savannah because I use Mercurial for source control and would like this project hosted here to enable continued use of hg.

Tarball URL:


Matthew Miller <matthew_miller>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2019-01-14 ineiev StatusIn Progress => Done
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2019-01-13 matthew_miller Attached File- => Added exocortex-2019-01-13b.tar.gz, #45961
    2019-01-13 matthew_miller Attached File- => Added exocortex-2019-01-13.tar.gz, #45951
    2019-01-13 ineiev StatusNone => In Progress
        Assigned toNone => ineiev

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