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task #12802: Submission of GNS3

Submitted by:  Jeremy Grossmann <gns3dev>
Submitted on:  Fri 06 Sep 2013 04:24:50 AM UTC  
Should Start On:  Fri 06 Sep 2013 12:00:00 AM UTC Should be Finished on:  Mon 16 Sep 2013 12:00:00 AM UTC
Category:  Project Approval Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  Cancelled Privacy:  Public
Percent Complete:  0% Assigned to:  Joan Lledó <jllledo>
Open/Closed:  Closed Effort:  0.00

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Wed 11 Sep 2013 10:48:08 AM UTC, comment #1:


I'm evaluating the project you submitted for approval in Savannah.

The package you've uploaded contains some files without license text:

Every file more than 10 lines long is considered nontrivial and must include a license notice. For the ChangeLog, you must include the copyright notice at the end of the file.
Please check http://www.gnu.org/prep/maintain/html_node/Copyright-Notices.html for more information, and update your files.

The file style.pl has another license, what is it?. Besides, there are some files like gns3, or most files in src/GNS3/ folder that don't have the "or any later version clause" in the license notice. Would you add it?

The reason for this is that when we publish the next version of the GPL, it will be important for all GPL-covered programs to advance to that new version. If you don't put this in the files now, the only way to port your program to the next version of the GPL would be to ask each and every copyright holder, and that may be very difficult.

Finally, I've seen that in your README you refer to GNU/Linux as "Linux". "Linux" is just a kernel of a more complex system that we like to refer to as GNU/Linux, to emphasize the ideals of the Free Software movement.

Would you mind changing references to Linux as an OS to GNU/Linux?

For more information, see http://www.gnu.org/gnu/linux-and-gnu.html.

If you are willing to make the changes mentioned above, please provide us with an URL to an updated tarball of your project. Upon review, we will reconsider your project for inclusion in Savannah.

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Joan Lledó <jllledo>In charge of this item.
Fri 06 Sep 2013 04:24:50 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

While this item will be useful to track the registration process, approving or discarding the registration must be done using the specific Group Administration page, accessible only to site administrators, effectively logged as site administrators (superuser):

Registration Details

  • Name: GNS3
  • System Name: gns3
  • Type: non-GNU software and documentation
  • License: GNU General Public License v2 or later


Written in Python, GNS3 is an open source software that simulate complex networks while being as close as possible from the way real networks perform, all of this without having dedicated network hardware such as routers and switches. It is an excellent alternative or complementary tool to real labs for network engineers, administrators and people studying for certifications. Open source networking is supported too!

Other Software Required:

Mandatory dependencies:
Python >= 2.6, PSF, http://www.python.org/
Qt, GPLv3, http://qt-project.org/

Optional dependencies:
Dynamips, GPL, http://www.gns3.net/dynamips/
VirtualBox, GPL, https://www.virtualbox.org/
Qemu/KVM, GPL, http://www.qemu.org/

Other Comments:

Our website is http://www.gns3.net/

Tarball URL:


Jeremy Grossmann <gns3dev>


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