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task #6035: Submission of IWF Metadata Harvester

Submitted by:  Laurence Finston <lfinsto1>
Submitted on:  Tue 31 Oct 2006 08:12:00 AM UTC  
 
Should Start On:  Mon 30 Oct 2006 11:00:00 PM UTC Should be Finished on:  Thu 09 Nov 2006 11:00:00 PM UTC
Category:  Project Approval Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  Done Privacy:  Public
Percent Complete:  0% Assigned to:  Stephan Peijnik <sp>
Open/Closed:  Closed Effort:  0.00

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Thu 21 Dec 2006 10:11:53 AM UTC, comment #17:

Hi Stephan,

Thank you for the appproval. I've uploaded the files.

> I would also like to say sorry once again for this taking some > time.


That's alright. Thank you for approving the project before the holidays.

Laurence

Laurence Finston <lfinsto1>
Wed 20 Dec 2006 07:43:17 PM UTC, comment #16:

Hi Laurence,

After a final review I have approved your project. You will receive an automated e-mail containing detailed information about the approval.

However, please be aware that your project is to be re-reviewed in about 6 months in order to check for non-free dependencies as discussed before.

I would also like to say sorry once again for this taking some time.

Regards,

Stephan

Stephan Peijnik <sp>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Tue 19 Dec 2006 07:15:16 PM UTC, comment #15:

Hi Laurence,

I am sorry that this is taking some time but I am rather busy right now. However, I hope that I will be able to have a look at the newly submitted code in the next few days (or better said the next week).

I will drop you a note here once I have reviewed the code.

Regards,

Stephan

Stephan Peijnik <sp>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Fri 15 Dec 2006 07:22:13 AM UTC, comment #14:

I posted new versions on 12/05 and made some further corrections on 12/11. Could you give an estimate on how long it will take before you can make a decision? Since the project is divided into separate parts, it would be possible for me to upload them separately, if you can't evaluate them all at once.

Thank you.

Laurence

Laurence Finston <lfinsto1>
Mon 11 Dec 2006 10:54:31 AM UTC, comment #13:

Corrections:

The file iwfmdh_02.zip in http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/gnu2/iwfmdh/complete/

The file atest_05.zip in http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/gnu2/iwfmdh/oai/

The file ztest_04.zip in http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/gnu2/iwfmdh/z39_50/

Laurence

Laurence Finston <lfinsto1>
Mon 11 Dec 2006 10:49:42 AM UTC, comment #12:

I'd forgotten to add code to write copyright and license notices to the generated HTML files. I've corrected this now. I've uploaded the following files, replacing the old ones:

http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/gnu2/iwfmdh/complete/iwfmdh_02.zip

http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/gnu2/oai/atest_05.zip

http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/gnu2/z39_50/ztest_04.zip

Laurence

Laurence Finston <lfinsto1>
Tue 05 Dec 2006 09:49:03 AM UTC, comment #11:

Oh, forgot to mention this:

The files are at ftp.gwdg.de
in the directory /ftp/pub/gnu2/iwfmdh/

The zip file containing the complete distribution is
/ftp/pub/gnu2/iwfmdh/complete/iwfmdh_01.zip

Laurence

Laurence Finston <lfinsto1>
Tue 05 Dec 2006 09:45:30 AM UTC, comment #10:

I've now updated all of the directories and made the requested changes. Each directory has the GPL in a file called "COPYING". In addition, I've added a zip file containing all of the directories, which should make things easier.

The following files do not contain copyright and license notices:

The `cwebmac.tex' files are from Donald Knuth and Silvio Levy's CWEB package. I have made some minor changes. I clearly can't put these files under a different license.

The following files are generated by Microsoft Visual Studio. Some are binary, others are overwritten by V.S. I'm not sure about what they're all for, and I've determined that changing some of them causes problems.

ATest.ncb
ATest.rc
ATest.sln
ATest.suo
ATest.vcproj

ZTest.aps
ZTest.ncb
ZTest.rc
ZTest.scn
ZTest.sln
ZTest.suo
ZTest.vcproj

Please let me know if there's anything else I need to do.

Thanks.

Laurence

Laurence Finston <lfinsto1>
Wed 29 Nov 2006 07:35:52 PM UTC, comment #9:

Hi Laurence,

Sorry for the delay in answering. Actually that must have been a misunderstanding. Yes, we would like you to fix these problems.

As you are on it already: Please let me know once you're done and I will re-evaluate your project for inclusion.

Regards,

Stephan

Stephan Peijnik <sp>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Tue 28 Nov 2006 04:23:24 PM UTC, comment #8:

I'll do it as soon as I can. Thanks for the quick answer.

Laurence

Laurence Finston <lfinsto1>
Tue 28 Nov 2006 02:46:33 PM UTC, comment #7:

Yes, we're waiting for a new tarball from you :)

That's because the code uploaded at Savannah has to be clean, legally-speaking.

Sylvain Beucler <Beuc>
Tue 28 Nov 2006 11:13:25 AM UTC, comment #6:

I'd like to ask what the status of my application is. I mentioned that I planned to add copyright notices to the generated files, but I didn't think this was something that would be necessary for approval. Are you waiting for this, or is there something else I need to do?

Thanks.

Laurence

Laurence Finston <lfinsto1>
Mon 13 Nov 2006 10:22:14 AM UTC, comment #5:

> In order to release your project properly and unambiguously under the
> GNU GPL, please place copyright notices and permission-to-copy
> statements at the beginning of every copyrightable file, usually any
> file more than 10 lines long.


I found a couple of "README" files where I hadn't done this, and
fixed them. However, after looking through quite a few others,
I didn't find any that needed them. There are some files that
shouldn't have them: files generated by the programs and the
`cwebmac.tex' files from the CWEB distribution. If you found
any other files that should have them, but don't, would you
please tell me which ones?

The generated files contain information from data providers, and
are protected by their own copyrights. When I get a chance, I
will add code to the various programs to write comments to the
generated files containing the copyright notices for the programs
themselves.

> In addition, please include a copy of the plain text version of the
> GPL, available from http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.txt, into a file
> named "COPYING".


I've done this now.

> 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.


I've updated the files. There at:
ftp.gwdg.de/pub/gnu2/iwfmdh/

> Basically we do not need anything, but you should get yourself
> some written disclaimer, just to be on the safe side, in case
> something goes wrong.


I've printed out the written permission I got from the director of the
institute. In my request, I specifically mentioned that I wanted to
have the projected hosted at Savannah.

Please let me know if there's anything else I need to do.

Thanks,

Laurence

Laurence Finston <lfinsto1>
Wed 08 Nov 2006 07:43:25 PM UTC, comment #4:

Hi Laurence,

Basically we do not need anything, but you should get yourself some written disclaimer, just to be on the safe side, in case something goes wrong.

As for the needed changes: Could you please drop me a note here, once you've incorporated the needed changes?

Regards,

Stephan

Stephan Peijnik <sp>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Wed 08 Nov 2006 07:30:25 PM UTC, comment #3:

Just one thing: The copyright is in the name of my employer, so a disclaimer wouldn't be appropriate. Do you need something in writing from my employer that proves that I'm permitted to submit my work to Savannah? I have an email from the director giving me permission, but it's in German.

I don't think it would be a problem to get some other kind of signed statement. Please tell me exactly what you need, and I'll ask for it.

Thanks,

Laurence

Laurence Finston <lfinsto1>
Wed 08 Nov 2006 07:22:30 PM UTC, comment #2:

Wednesday 11/08/2006 at 19:59, comment #1: Hi Laurence,

> I'm evaluating the project you submitted for approval in
> Savannah. While doing so I have noticed a few problems which are
> described below.


> In order to release your project properly and unambiguously under the
> GNU GPL, please place copyright notices and permission-to-copy
> statements at the beginning of every copyrightable file, usually any
> file more than 10 lines long.


I thought I had. I'll check through all of them again, and add them
if they're missing.

> In addition, please include a copy of the plain text version of the
> GPL, available from http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.txt, into a file
> named "COPYING".


Okay.

> Additionally, please read the last section of the GPL called 'How to
> Apply These Terms to Your New Programs', especially the last
> paragraphs containing information on obtaining a 'copyright
> disclaimer' from your employer.


> 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.


I'll do it as soon as I can, probably next week.

Thanks,

Laurence

Laurence Finston <lfinsto1>
Wed 08 Nov 2006 06:59:14 PM UTC, comment #1:

Hi Laurence,

I'm evaluating the project you submitted for approval in Savannah. While doing so I have noticed a few problems which are described below.

In order to release your project properly and unambiguously under the GNU GPL, please place copyright notices and permission-to-copy statements at the beginning of every copyrightable file, usually any file more than 10 lines long.

In addition, please include a copy of the plain text version of the GPL, available from http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.txt, into a file named "COPYING".

For more information, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-howto.html.

If some of your files cannot carry such notices (e.g. binary files), then you can add a README file in the same directory containing the copyright and license notices. Check http://www.gnu.org/prep/maintain/html_node/Copyright-Notices.html for further information.

The GPL FAQ explains why these procedures must be followed. To learn why a copy of the GPL must be included with every copy of the code, for example, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#WhyMustIInclude.

Additionally, please read the last section of the GPL called 'How to Apply These Terms to Your New Programs', especially the last paragraphs containing information on obtaining a 'copyright disclaimer' from your employer.

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.

To help us better keep track of your registration, please use the tracker's web interface following the link below. Do not reply directly, the registration process is not driven by e-mail, and we will not receive such replies.

Regards,

Stephan

Stephan Peijnik <sp>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Tue 31 Oct 2006 08:12:00 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):

<https://savannah.gnu.org/siteadmin/groupedit.php?group_id=8879>

REGISTRATION DETAILS

Full Name:
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IWF Metadata Harvester

System Group Name:
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iwf-mdh

Type:
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non-GNU software &amp; documentation

License:
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GNU General Public License V2 or later

Description:
------------
The IWF Metadata Harvester is a package that reads data from servers,
writes it to databases, implements various kinds of searches, and
writes HTML files to display the results. It currently handles data
from two kinds of interface: OAI (Open Archives Initiative), which
provides XML, and Z39.50, using the Pica format.

It is available from the following FTP server:
http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/gnu2/iwfmdh/

I have used Donald Knuth and Silvio Levy's CWEB package for the C++
code, so that pretty-printed versions of the programs are included in
the package:
http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/gnu2/iwfmdh/doc
This directory also contains the manual, which has been written using
the Texinfo package. It is available in the following formats:
DVI, PostScript, PDF, and HTML.

Because the IWF Metadata Harvester is Free Software, libraries,
archives, or any other providers of metadata could make it available to users with no purchase, registration, special license arrangements, or (subject to local laws) liability.

Other Software Required:
------------------------
The sub-package `ZTest' depends on the YAZ library supplied by the Danish company Index Data (http://www.indexdata.com/). YAZ is Free Software and listed in the FSF/UNESCO Free Software Directory.

The IWF Metadata Harvester has been developed on a system running
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and using Visual Studio, Visual C++ .NET and Microsoft SQL Server 2000. However, I have tried to make it as portable as possible under the circumstances by avoiding the ATL and MFC types, classes, etc., as much as I could. However, it has not been possible to do without them completely. More recent code uses them less. I hope that it will be possible to use the files of SQL code with free database packages without too many alterations. I plan to port the package to GNU/Linux myself at the earliest opportunity.

Other Comments:
---------------
I have already discussed the possibility of having the IWF Metadata Harvester project hosted at Savannah with the Savannah Hackers. Porting the package to a Free system is personally a high priority for me. However, my work on the project is currently being financed by the IWF - Wissen und Medien gGmbH, Goettingen, Germany, so I must continue to develop the package using non-Free products for the present, and hope for better days.

Laurence Finston <lfinsto1>

 

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