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Net Release Guidelines
- From: Elfyn McBratney <elfyn at emcb dot co dot uk>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Cc: ops at emcb dot co dot uk
- Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2003 14:53:12 +0100
- Subject: Net Release Guidelines
- Reply-to: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
Just a few nudging recommendations.
- Package submittal
When submitting packages for consideration in the Cygwin net release, you must
provide a means of getting them to the release maintainers (cygwin-apps).
Either located on an ftp/http server where they can be downloaded or on
request, and *only* when requested, sent via e-mail.
Package proposal.s which do not even acknowledge package files (i.e., no
download URL's) will not be added to the pending list.
As a package maintainer, the licensing responsibility is on your shoulders. If
the upstream package's license if not OSD compatible there may be problems,
as the Cygwin glue code (libcygwin.a) is linked in on all cygwin-targets, thus
rendering the compiled result GPL'd, unless the license is OSD approved.
The Cygwin net release is a volunteer effort. If you, the volunteer, do not
feel comfortable with the licensing, then ask for advice on the cygwin-apps
If a submitted package has been on the pending packages list for two months or
more, without receiving any votes or no follow-ups (when requested) it will be
dropped from the list. You can re-submit your package again at a later time,
if you choose to do so.
Elfyn McBratney, EMCB | http://www.nongnu.org/wwwauth/
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