[IRC-DEV] Re: [Savannah-hackers] Re: [ircu-development] Re: [Coder-Com] Common point for numerics use & assigment

Jaime E . Villate villate at gnu.org
Fri Mar 15 10:41:43 CET 2002

On Thu, Mar 14, 2002 at 01:29:41PM -0800, Daniel Dent wrote:
> Perhaps they are afraid of DoS?  Not that that necessarily
> makes sense in this case, but ...

As I tried to explained, very politely, to Carlo Wood, Savannah is run by
volunteers, and most of the work is done by only 3 people with limited
time. To avoid overload we have chosen to host only software projects or
documentation for a specific software package. We don't even allow our users
to create databases or use PHP scripts because we do not have the resources to
guarantee that we can keep them working correctly. For the record, I attach a
copy of my message to Carlo, which fueled this cross-post.


> On Thu, 14 Mar 2002, Carlo Wood wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 13, 2002 at 06:55:43PM +0100, Carlo Wood wrote:
> > > As soon as the project is created I will post a follow up.
> >
> > I don't believe it, but the savannah %@#%@$@$ turned the project down and
> > refuse to support it on their site...  Remove your accounts again there
> > I'd say.  This is just something that involves all major IRC networks with
> > 500 volunteers and all together a million or so users in an attempt to
> > standardize the client-server IRC protocol... blah.
> >
> > Maybe sourceforge has more common sense.
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From: "Jaime E . Villate" <villate at gnu.org>
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Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers] savannah.gnu.org: submission of Global IRC Client Protocol Coordination
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I'm sorry but we only host projects to develop software or
documentation for free-software. Our interface may have some useful features
for coordination projects such as yours, but hosting such projects opens some
issues that involve extra work for which we currently lack the necessary


On Wed, Mar 13, 2002 at 12:44:09PM -0500, gnu at alinoe.com wrote:
> A package was submitted to savannah.gnu.org.
> This mail was sent to gnu at alinoe.com, savannah-hackers at gnu.org
> Carlo Wood <gnu at alinoe.com> described the package as follows:
> License: fdl
> Other License: 
> Package: Global IRC Client Protocol Coordination
> System name: girccoord
> This package does NOT want to apply for inclusion in the GNU project
> The project will be an effort to coordinate
> the larger IRC networks in regard to the
> client-server protocol numerics and channel
> modes they use.
> All larger IRC networks will be approached
> and will be allowed to add one person with
> admin rights.
> The project will exist of at least one flat
> file that contains a list of all numeric
> replies to IRC clients, which networks use
> them and what they mean.
> More files might be added in the future in
> order to coordinate other parts of the client-
> server protocol that can overlap between
> networks.

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