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[firstname.lastname@example.org: Re: Arabic distro]
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- Subject: [email@example.com: Re: Arabic distro]
- From: Mohammed Elzubeir <elzubeir at fakkir dot net>
- Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2002 21:21:18 -0600
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Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 03:05:17 +0100
From: Haydar <haydar at haydar dot net>
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To: Nadim Shaikli <shaikli at yahoo dot com>
CC: Chahine Hamila <mch at chaham dot com>, Isam Bayazidi <bayazidi at accessme dot com>,
Mohammed Elzubeir <elzubeir at fakkir dot net>, halkaduhimi at chello dot nl
Subject: Re: Arabic distro
I had discussed some of these issues before with my team members and
partners, and here is the first reaction for every point in your e-mail
Nadim Shaikli wrote:
>Haydar, sorry for the late reply (since this is a new area for us and is
>very important and will have future connotations, we are having lots of
>internal discussion regarding this - by no means does it take us a long
>time to make decisions though :-)
>As noted after some internal discussion we have the following to note
>(no major issues/surprises, just making sure everything is obvious).
> 1. Please read the revised/attached "views" file
> 2. A couple of REALLY obvious things (simply to make sure they were stated)
> a. All your and our code will be used by others (free/open) - there is
> NO exclusivity by either party
The installer "BURAQ" will not "and it is not possible to" be open
source until version 2 of Haydar Linux but it will always be free, this
is one of my partners conditions.
> b. Arabeyes' aims and goals are non-commercial and as such we (as well
> as you) have the right to partner with whomever we wish to further
> our cause without the need to get permission
Haydar Linux is a project of "Haydar Net", and Haydar Net have the right
to partner/invested with anyone we want.
This also means that you will have all rights in anything you create to
partner/invested with anybody you want. and this include projects of
other parties, because these parties will have all there copyright to them.
> 3. The way we envision the directory structure on CVS is as follows
> All files/packages that are specific to the distribution will reside
> under that dir except in the few cases where projects (like xterm)
> could be used outside of the distro and could be viewed as their own
> projects - in those cases the "self-standing" project will be in
> projects/NAME (ie. it will be outside of distro/haydar path)
> Similar to Akka/QaMoose, etc
This is OK.
> 4. The "HaydarLinux" project will have its own page on arabeyes, akin to
> which will abide and have the same format as all the other projects
> on Arabeyes. This is important to maintain consistency on all the
> project pages hosted by Arabeyes.
As i mention before, Haydar Linux is a Haydar Net project and it has
it's own page, you can link to it and/or mention that you are helping
Haydar Net in it's project but not making it your own project and i
don't think you mean to take somebody's work and have it in your name.
> 5. The project list that you mailed was very extensive and is somewhat
> long-termed at best. At this current time we have interest in the
> following sub-projects you listed,
> a. Xterm
> i. Mail Program (pine/mutt)
> b. WindowManager (mainstream (windowmaker/E/fvwm/- not homegrown))
> c. Emacs (note that a Japanese guy might fill this)
> d. OpenOffice
> e. hijri
I did not say that you should do all of it, i have said that you can
help, and what you have chosen is very good.
> 6. The other projects listed seemed to fall under the "translation"
> umbrella (ie. translate the interface, etc). All "translation"
> projects are very VERY low priority to us, and on those projects
> WE (Arabeyes) will set the priorities on.
> In other words, only we will post to 'doc' noting what is priority
> for the translators will tackle next (this by no means, excludes you
> or others from soliciting help on the list and else-where, but you
> may not set Arabeyes' priorities and dictate what those volunteers
> will translate next). The reason behind this seemingly militant
> rule is simply - we are trying to help the GENERAL Arab linux/unix
> community in large and so having limited focus does NOT serve that
> purpose. For instance KDE/Gnome is certainly more important
> compared to "login/setup-configuration" setting on HaydarLinux
> and as such we'd like to maintain that clear distinction.
You have all the right in this.
>If you have any issues with this, please let us know.
>BTW: Please note 2 new addition on Arabeyes
> a. PayPal is up and running
> b. ACN recently did a brief review of Arabeyes,
> article is noted on the www.arabeyes.org's front page
> - Nadim
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This is all what i wanted to say for my first review to your document,
03:05 AM GMT+1
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