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task #16113: Submission of Free Code Samples

Submitter:  Benoît Dufour <calico>
Submitted:  Tue 25 Jan 2022 05:16:21 AM UTC
Should Start On:  Tue 25 Jan 2022 05:00:00 AM UTC Should be Finished on:  Fri 04 Feb 2022 05:00:00 AM UTC
Category:  Project Approval Priority:  * 5 - Normal
Status:  Cancelled Privacy:  Public
Percent Complete:  0% Assigned to:  ineiev
Open/Closed:  Closed Effort:  0.00
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Thu 17 Feb 2022 08:21:59 AM UTC, comment #1: 

We generally deprecate simplistic packages: the copy of the license is much bigger than all other files in your tarball put together.  Such programs needn't a full-fledged Savannah group, they could be hosted on a single web page.

More important, we expect that the maintainers of Savannah packages have a better understanding of licensing issues: "GPL licensed" isn't a reasonable description for how a program is licensed, https://www.gnu.org/licenses/identify-licenses-clearly.html, and it's actually wrong for GNU Libc.

Without understanding such things, the developer can end up with releasing technically unredistributable software, which would be totally unacceptable for Savannah.

Ineiev <ineiev>
Site Administrator
Tue 25 Jan 2022 05:16:21 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

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approving or discarding the registration must be done using the specific Group Administration page, accessible only to site administrators,
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Registration Details

  • Name: Free Code Samples
  • System Name:  cal-code-samples
  • Type: non-GNU software and documentation
  • License: GNU General Public License v3 or later


This project contains source code I wrote in some languages I know, including the C programming language.

I want to make it public so people can simply learn programming or study the code. Or just get some fun by reading it.

I know those samples may contains severe non sense or non working code but it is part of the programming game.
Feel free to help me to improve it.

What is special about this project?
I trend to write programs in other ways than other people would generally do, otherwise it won't be fun.

Other Software Required:

Standard C Library (glibc) :
GPL licensed

GCC compiler (for compiling the code written in C) :
GPL licensed


Other Comments:

The GNU and the FSF are wonderful organizations that provides us a way to bypass the usage of non free software.
Thank you so much GNU and FSF.

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Benoît Dufour <calico>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2022-03-18 ineiev StatusIn Progress Cancelled
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    2022-02-17 ineiev StatusNone In Progress
        Assigned toNone ineiev
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