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the article doesn't contradict ITSELF but rather is contradictory with Gna.org: savanah:

In 2004, there was a plan mentioned to move GNU Savannah from the Savane software to GForge,
due to a perception  that Savane was unmaintained. This was apparently abandoned,
as of December 2005 Savannah is still running Savane.


 FSF USA threatened to switch to the GForge software,
leaving frayed tempers among the developers, as result of a conflict about Savannah maintainers role.

==> You can see the activity of the development of the software Savane during 2004. https://mail.gna.org/public/savane-cvs/ The "perception that Savane was unmaintained" while it was maintained by the people that made GNU Savannah running from 2001 to end 2003 is just misinformation.

==> You can also wonder why the name of Loic Dachary, creator of GNU Savannah, was removed from this article while he was in the past http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=GNU_Savannah&oldid=3779682

Using proprietary?


I heard that they're going back to the proprietary software because their code was compromised. Lizzy 22:02, 14 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Nope, the free software foundation would never use proprietary software on a machine.
The FSF considers it acceptable to run proprietary software in the course of developing an alternative to that software (e.g. for comparison and compatibility testing), but it's true that they would probably never deploy it to provide a service.

GNU or non-free?


savannah.nongnu.org is for non-GNU (free software) projects How is "non-GNU" a synonym of "free"?-- 09:36, 23 February 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Savannah, as a whole, is for free software projects. savannah.gnu.org is the server used for GNU projects (which are free software) and savannah.nongnu.org is the server used for non-GNU projects (which are free software). Gronky 13:14, 23 February 2006 (UTC)[reply]

article name shouldn't be "GNU Savannah"


The website is called "Savannah", not "GNU Savannah". It is not even colloquially known as "GNU Savannah" by anyone. The most correct name I can think of is "Savannah (project hosting)". Any objections? Better suggestions? Gronky 16:43, 7 October 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Does it contain something similar to section 6 of SourceForge's TOS?


I assume it doesn't? Shinobu (talk) 14:52, 22 February 2008 (UTC)[reply]



It might be nice to include some history around Savannah. Specifically, once upon a time, RCS files were hosted on the main GNU servers. Then there was CVS on them as well (I think they might have been on delysid, but I don't really remember anymore). Then a separate server was created for it, and we called that box "subversions", before the VCS software was out. We maintained that one by hand, and were moving almost all of the GNU projects over to it. Then Loic wanted to setup a web-based interface to it so that we didn't have to do the all the maintenance by hand - that was the creation of Savannah. Jbailey (talk) 08:26, 18 April 2008 (UTC)[reply]

One question that is currently not answered in the article is when the project was launched. Here http://web.archive.org/web/20010227154942/http://savannah.gnu.org/ it seems that the earliest "news" was from Jan 24th 2001 which might coincide with the launch of the project? also it seems that the initial software to run it was adapted from sourceforge.net ("The software used to run Savannah is derived from sourceforge.net."). --hroest 08:43, 28 May 2013 (UTC)[reply]

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