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changed: -* Regarding Android phones - * Provided Savannah's maintainers have the capacity, projects running on Replicant may be hosted on Savannah. Projects having dependencies on non-free software, such as proprietary software drivers or AndroidOS, are not permissible. * Regarding Android phones: Provided Savannah's maintainers have the capacity, projects running on Replicant may be hosted on Savannah. Projects having dependencies on non-free software, such as proprietary software drivers or !AndroidOS, are not permissible.
This is not the official hosting policy (that's at http://savannah.gnu.org/register/requirements.php); just advice.
When you submit a project, it is reviewed by the Savannah hackers, to check for compliance with the Savannah hosting policies.
Here is a compliance check-list, then further explanations.
The review we do can be lengthy and difficult for both the submitter and the reviewer. Be sure to follow these steps; if your project doesn't comply with our requirements, we will ask you to make changes to your project or register again. This ensures a level of quality for projects hosted at Savannah, and even more important, raises awareness of these legal and philosophical issues related to free software.
Here are further details:
- Write appropriate copyright and license notices, at the beginning of all of your source (non-derivative) files. http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-howto.html and http://www.gnu.org/prep/maintain/html_node/Copyright-Notices.html are good starting points to understand these issues and provide standard templates; please use them to speed up approval. More answers at http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html. For the GFDL, check http://www.gnu.org/licenses/fdl-howto.html.
- Source files include Makefiles, scripts, and ChangeLogs from your project.
- Include a verbatim copy of the license in your project as plain text, do not point users to an external source to get the license.
- Do not combine code with incompatible licenses (e.g., GNU GPL'd code with CPL'd code). The GPL Compliance Lab, firstname.lastname@example.org, may provide advice for complex cases. For Perl code, avoid the modules released under the Artistic license only; for PHP, avoid modules released under the PHP license. If you want to use such modules, please ask their authors to use licenses compatible with the GNU GPL.
- No proprietary dependencies: your project
- must work on a completely free operating system. Find free replacements for your non-free dependencies. Develop and test your Java applications with IcedTea (OpenJDK), and your .Net ones with DotGNU (or other free alternatives). See JavaIssues.
- Runs primarily on a free operating system. Proprietary platforms such as Microsoft Windows should be considered as secondary targets, and cannot provide additional features over the ports to free OSes.
- No storage or back-up-only project: we exist to help people develop software and technical documentation. Other hosting services offer storage space. We expect to be used primarily and not as a back-up, although we do not require all parts of the project to be hosted at Savannah.
- Tell people that they are using the GNU/Linux variant of the GNU operating system, and that Linux is its kernel, not the whole OS. See http://www.gnu.org/gnu/linux-and-gnu.html and http://www.gnu.org/gnu/gnu-linux-faq.html.
- We support the free software movement, as opposed to "open source", because we are careful about ethics, that is, our primary focus is the freedom offered to users of free software. Further information at http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-software-for-freedom.html. As a consequence, we do not accept projects with the word "open" in their name; we suggest you replace it with free instead, or use another project name of your choice.
If you follow all this advice and carefully prepare your project accordingly, your project is more likely to be reviewed quickly, and more likely to be approved after the first review.
Thank you for supporting savannah.