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task #16499: Submission of libcroco

Submitter:  Bruno Haible <haible>
Submitted:  Mon 19 Feb 2024 03:55:53 PM UTC
   
 
Should Start On:  Sun 18 Feb 2024 11:00:00 PM UTC Should be Finished on:  Wed 28 Feb 2024 11:00:00 PM UTC
Category:  Project Approval Priority:  * 5 - Normal
Status:  In Progress Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  ineiev Open/Closed:  Open
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Mon 19 Feb 2024 05:51:28 PM UTC, comment #4: 

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> Sure: I looked it up in the Copyright file of the top-level directory of libxml2. The URL is https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/libxml2/-/raw/master/Copyright?ref_type=heads&inline=false


Thank you.  That's the Expat license.

> Wikipedia says that it is a form of the MIT license: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libxml2


Wikipedia isn't sufficiently reliable source for our purpose, neither for naming licenses, nor for referring to licensing terms of software.

> Can I make the changes in a local git repository, and then you (or some other Savannah admin) imports the git repository with the original history plus with my additional commits?


Yes; you'll be able to push it yourself.

Ineiev <ineiev>
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Mon 19 Feb 2024 04:47:25 PM UTC, comment #3: 


> Then, the COPYRIGHTS file says
> Except where otherwise noted in the source code all the files are:
> Copyright (C) 2003-2004 Dodji Seketeli.  All Rights Reserved.


Oh, indeed. This affects at least one file. I'll get in touch with Dodji Seketeli, to get his permission to change this.

> Such things need fixing before the package is hosted on Savannah.


Can I make the changes in a local git repository, and then you (or some other Savannah admin) imports the git repository with the original history plus with my additional commits?

Bruno Haible <haible>
Mon 19 Feb 2024 04:40:13 PM UTC, comment #2: 


> libxml2
> MIT license
> Can you specify the license, preferably with a link to the place where the package declares it?


Sure: I looked it up in the Copyright file of the top-level directory of libxml2. The URL is https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/libxml2/-/raw/master/Copyright?ref_type=heads&inline=false

Wikipedia says that it is a form of the MIT license: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libxml2

Bruno Haible <haible>
Mon 19 Feb 2024 04:33:29 PM UTC, comment #1: 


> MIT license


MIT has used many licenses.  Can you specify the license, preferably with a link to the place where the package declares it?

Then, the COPYRIGHTS file says,


Except where otherwise noted in the source code all the files are:

 Copyright (C) 2003-2004 Dodji Seketeli.  All Rights Reserved.


This means proprietary software.  Such things need fixing before the package is hosted on Savannah.

Ineiev <ineiev>
Site Administrator
Mon 19 Feb 2024 03:55:53 PM UTC, original submission:  

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This group will remain inactive until a site admin approves
or discards the registration.


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Registration Details


  • Name: libcroco
  • System Name:  libcroco
  • Type: non-GNU software and documentation
  • License: GNU Lesser General Public License





Description:

Libcroco is a standalone CSS2 parsing and manipulation library.
Its main features are a CSS parser with a CSS object model like API, and a CSS2 selection engine.



Other Software Required:

glib
LGPLv2+
https://docs.gtk.org/glib/

libxml2
MIT license
https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/libxml2
(but I wish to make it optional later)



Other Comments:

  • The package was hosted on gnome.org, until the GNOME people decided that they don't need it any more (because they moved their CSS handling from C to JavaScript) and thus archived their repository: https://gitlab.gnome.org/Archive/libcroco. However, GNU gettext continues to need it as an upstream and to apply fixes occasionally.


  • Please don't install the .tar.gz as is. It does not include the project's history. I want to install the archived project's git repository in savannah, preserving history, and continue development from there.



Tarball URL:

https://gitlab.gnome.org/Archive/libcroco/-/archive/master/libcroco-master.tar.gz


Bruno Haible <haible>

 

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