How to host algorithms/web pages donatet to the FSF/GNU
Pernille Bech & Klaus F. Østergaard
farremosen at mail.tele.dk
Sat Mar 31 18:13:21 CEST 2001
I have been serching for algorithms for the date/time unit, and found some webpages by Peter Baum. I have contacted him regarding the copyrigth of the algorithms, in ordre to make them free for the FSF/GNU. Peter Baum would like to donate the algorithms to the FSF/GNU, but where should the webpages with the descriptions, further development ect. be hosted, under GPC home page or a new?
Can any body help with some answares,
Klaus F. Østergaard
I am not so familiar with the GNU organisation my self, but I think your idea is good.
To your info I am only programming a couple of hours a week. I am not the normal programmer/"hacker" that sits by his computer several hours a day doing programming just for fun.
But I would like to help building a lib/unit for date and time calculations for the GNU Pascal compiler, as I enjoy using this compiler for small programs.
I will try to contact development list of the pascal development team and hear how to get your algorithms into/under the FSF/GNU, and hosted on a official FSF/GNU homepage.
----- Original Message -----
From: Peter Baum <pbaum at capecod.net>
To: Pernille Bech & Klaus F. Østergaard <farremosen at mail.tele.dk>
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2001 6:24 PM
Subject: an additional thought Re: Date & time calculations
> Dear Klaus,
> I thought of another possibility - would gnu.org be interested in hosting
> the documentation for these date algorithms? Then the detailed references
> within the source code would be back to your organization. That would
> probably be a more stable location than my current website.
> Best Wishes,
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Pernille Bech & Klaus F. Østergaard <farremosen at mail.tele.dk>
> To: <pbaum at capecod.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2001 3:03 PM
> Subject: Date & time calculations
> Mr. Peter Baum,
> While searching for algorithms for date and time calculations, which I need
> for a general unit in GNU Pascal, I did find your home page.
> My question to you is how much is protected by copyright of the algorithms
> on your home page?
> The reason is that should be possible to make the unit as a part of the free
> software under GNU organisation.
> Thanks for your answer.
> Kind regards,
> Klaus F. Østergaard
> Farremosen at mail.tele.dk
I would be greatly pleased if the algorithms were offered under the GNU
organization which I whole heartedly support. I would only ask that if this
is done for any of the algorithms that are not known to be fully documented
elsewhere, a reference be made to the date document on my home page and that
a request be made in the source code requesting that any copies made include
this information. Doing so will assure full and consistent documentation,
minimize the propagation of any errors that might be discovered, and provide
a central location for any improvements that are made in the future.
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