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From: Michael Elizabeth Chastain <chastain@cygnus.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 03:57:42 -0800
To: linux-kbuild@torque.net
Subject: [KBUILD] Request for discussion: move to kbuild@sourceforge.net

linux-kbuild has been in operation for about 2 years now, and it's been
a very useful list.

I propose moving the list to a SourceForge project, so that it would
become kbuild.sourceforge.net.

My reasons:

(1) Spam.  The current linux-kbuild list is a majordomo list, and it's
    hard to prevent spam on majordomo.  SourceForge uses Gnu Mailman,
    which has a better spam filter.

(2) Additional features.  SourceForge gives us a web site and an ftp site
    in addition to a mailing list.

(3) Well-known interface.  People know what SourceForge is and what to
    expect from it.

The downside (that I know of):

(4) Fixed license.  SourceForge requires that all the software from one
    SourceForge project use the same license.  This would have to be GPL,
    because the bullk of kbuild software is part of the kernel tarball
    and must be GPL.  So if someone wanted to write, for example,
    an external auto-configurator program with a BSD or public domain
    license, they could not store it on the kbuild.sourceforge.net server.

Discussion?  Does anyone strongly object to moving, or propose a
different host than SourceForge?

Michael Elizabeth Chastain
"love without fear"

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