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Re: Discussing Hayder's Proposal here
- To: core at arabeyes dot org, Mohammed Elzubeir <elzubeir at fakkir dot net>
- Subject: Re: Discussing Hayder's Proposal here
- From: Isam Bayazidi <bayazidi at accessme dot com>
- Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2002 18:06:17 +0200
On Wednesday 09 January 2002 17:27, Mohammed Elzubeir wrote:
> Not really. It is fine about their location on CVS.. what is NOT okay is
> 'mentioning Haydar on our pages'.. I would like to have him define that
> more clearly. I am not going to advertise for Haydar. I will not make an
> exception to the rule that I set out when I first created the Arabeyes
> pages, which is simply, NO BANNERs, NO ADVERTISING, NO NO NO. We can setup
> a text link, and even have a project page for it. But, if he has a
> different understanding of that, then noway.
Well your suggestion of a project page ( with the same template) for the
Hayder Projects seems to be valid .. and your feelings against advertisements
are connect .. but again you know it is OUR call .. :-)
> Most we are not ;) Who wants to write a painting program? I mean, COME ON!
> If hundreds already exist, and many are being translated (ie. have Arabic
> interface).. I don't see the point of most of hist list.
Well those that I found interesting :
* Arabic text rendering and hijry date library depends only on
standard C++ libraries.
* Translating messages in /usr/share/locale/ar: this needs translating
many messages such as these in glibc-common.
* Arabizing OpenOffice "StarOffice": http://www.openoffice.org
* Arabic Xterm.
* EMACS Arabic support.
As for other programs, I guess that they would get better audience in
Sourceforge, while the Arabic Related projects are better placed in Arabeyes
Anther issue .. is that when hosting the Hayder projects in Arabeyes that may
need an upgrade for the Arabeyes hardware and maybe connection .. what do you
think Moe ? would that be necessary ?
> As far as I understand, anything he will put on our CVS will be GPL'ed _or_
> HPL (Haydar Public License). As per my last conversation w/ him, the only
> difference between the two is a clause (or a few) that say something to the
> effect of no exports to .il, etc. Which, I have no issues w/ whatsoever.
Again, Before going on, I guess that we should ask him to provide us with his
HPL .. and I do not agree on such a license, and to involve Arabeyes in it
would not be smart .. as far as I can recall Arabeyes stayed politics free,
and it should .. I would personally use HPL software, but I would not host
it, and sponsor it, and offer it in Arabeyes .. Lets stay away from such
licenses that give a political stand ..
Amman - Jordan
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