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task #16454: Submission of GNU's Debbugs

Submitter:  Felix Lechner <lechner>
Submitted:  Thu 26 Oct 2023 01:39:18 PM UTC
Should Start On:  Thu 26 Oct 2023 12:00:00 AM UTC Should be Finished on:  Sun 31 Dec 2023 06:00:00 AM UTC
Category:  Project Approval Priority:  * 5 - Normal
Status:  Cancelled Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  carlc Open/Closed:  Closed
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Thu 21 Dec 2023 01:35:18 AM UTC, comment #4: 

Closing for now based on Felix's response.

Ian Kelling <iank>
Site Administrator
Thu 21 Dec 2023 01:13:37 AM UTC, comment #3: 

Hi Corwin!

On Wed, Dec 20 2023, Ian Kelling wrote:

> Looks like probably good notices can be added
> by copying from the existing notices.

This is upstream's code. While some modifications were made, it would be
premature to add the notices until the FSF decides to fork.

It is something I have advocated for and worked on.

I got busy because my wife had a baby but just finished packaging tha
FSF version of Debbugs for GNU Guix and will demonstrate my deployment

For now, that version resides on Codeberg. [1] Thanks!

Kind regards,

[1] https://codeberg.org/lechner/debbugs-gnu

Felix Lechner <lechner>
Thu 21 Dec 2023 12:23:38 AM UTC, comment #2: 

Of the files that "file" says are perl, most have
gplv2 or later copyright notices. These have no notice:


Looks like probably good notices can be added
by copying from the existing notices.

Ian Kelling <iank>
Site Administrator
Thu 26 Oct 2023 02:38:09 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Hi Felix!

Thanks for your submission.  Per our discussion on IRC I have placed your request on hold for the moment and I will follow-up on the help-debbugs list, where I believe you have already been corresponding with other Savannah Hackers.

I look forward to helping you with your request for hosting.

Corwin Brust <carlc>
Site Administrator
Thu 26 Oct 2023 01:39:18 PM UTC, original submission:  

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or discards the registration.

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Registration Details

  • Name: GNU's Debbugs
  • System Name:  debbugs-gnu
  • Type: non-GNU software and documentation
  • License: GNU General Public License v2 or later (This project will likely be re-licensed under the GLPv3 in the near future.

Additional contributions may be licensed under the AGPL whenever possible.


For historical reasons, the code deployed on debbugs.gnu.org has diverged from Debian's upstream project for a long time. This repository holds the Debbugs version actually being deployed by the GNU project.

This repository was copied from the 'gnu-reconstruction' branch of https://gitlab.com/npostavs/debbugs on October 26, 2023. At that time, the most recent commit was 8ab49b89 from June 21, 2018, by Noam Postavsky.

Other Software Required:

Perl, Artistic License 2.0

Tarball URL:


Felix Lechner <lechner>


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