[tex-live] Re: Berlios

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Tue Jan 6 17:29:21 CET 2004

Martin Schröder wrote:

>Has the move to Berlios been discussed somewhere? 

yes, sorry you weren't on the list of those talking last week.  not 

>Because I
>strongly disagree with it. We _should_ move to something like
>Sourceforge, but Berlios offers much too few services. 
you do seem to know more about it than me, at least, so we had better 
revisit this

>The options for Open Source software development web sites
>(OSSDWS) I know of are
>- sourceforge.net
>  the first and the largest. Also offers the most services.
>  Licenses must be OSI-certified, which (now) rules out LPPL. Run
>  by a corporation (VA Software). Integrated with OSDN
>  (freshmeat, slashdot, newsforge).
sourceforge didnt reply to Karl when he applied, I think. Also, the LPPL 
thing license rules
out using it for the texmf tree, right?

by the way, is there now a definitive statement from somewhere saying 
that LPPL
is ruled out? I

>- savannah.gnu.org
>  sourceforge done by GNU. Some minor technical differences.
>  Licenses must be OSI-certified, which (now) rules out LPPL.
so we cant use that either?

>- sarovar.org
>  OSSDWS run by TUGIndia with a completely different software
>  than sourceforge and savannah. Offers fewer services (e.g. no
>  web interface to CVS). No problems with licenses.
is it realistic to work from a server in India?

>- berlios
>  uncertain future and few services (e.g. no way to get mail
>  about new bugs). No problem with licenses. Located in Germany.
who pays for Berlios?

>- doing it ourself (DANTE & TUG)
>  failed because of manpower shortage
eh? We _are_ doing it. it has not failed (yet). the only reason for 
change is that
its using Perforce. We could just switch to CVS on sun.dante.de.

>I will investigate this in more depth (in time for DANTE
>Darmstadt), but I didn't know that TL is moving now.
perhaps I had better come to Darmstadt....


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