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A test machine lent by VA Linux
France arrived in the FSF France office.
The Savannah project, initiated in February 2000 when Jonas
Oberg and Loïc Dachary met at GUADEC in Paris started to
be implemented in Octobre 2000. The idea was to build a clone of
SourceForge dedicated to
the Free Software movement in general and the GNU project in
particular. MySQL was published under the GPL and the RSA patent
expired, removing the two obstacles that prevented the implementation
before this date.
Savannah is now used
by more than 100 packages of the GNU project and will be open
to all Free Software projects. To handle the growth and
thanks to donations relayed by FSF France, the FSF was able to buy a
new machine that
will be delivered in Boston (US).
VA Linux France delivered an identical server in
Paris to prepare the migration. We are testing the
Debian installation that
runs smoothly so far. We must them find out how to operate the
EMP port. That will allow us to reboot remotely when the machine
will be installed in Boston (US).
The preparation of installation at the provider is almost finished. Thanks to contributions from
(money donations and 100MB Hub) we now have all the parts needed.
You can send your moral support by telepathic link to
Loïc Dachary (FSF France) who
coordinates and implements the whole thing, Bradley M. Kuhn (FSF) who strugles
with paperwork, Joel N. Weber II (GNU) who
chose the hardware and drives the installation at the provider,
Mark H. Weaver (GNU) who
prepared the migration plan. An influx of recognition and sympathy
directed to the volunteers and friends who contributed, contribute or
will contribute to the evolution of Savannah is also welcome.
I almost forgot
Richard M. Stallman who motivates
us when we feel weary.