Re: Debian and GG
I CC to Hermann because I don't know if he has subscribe to this
On 21/04/21 12:11, Andrey Rahmatullin wrote:
On Wed, Apr 21, 2021 at 08:00:05AM +0000, Hermann Ingjaldsson wrote:
I have developed a program that makes it easier to work in the terminal.
I have published it here:
To be honest I couldn't understand from this page what does this software
actually do except for displaying the folder contents, for which you could
just use a much more featureful file navigator like mc (or, if one likes
toys and vim integration, run `vim .`).
I think it is not so simple to understand what that software can do,
probably it is better that Hermann create some examples that show what
you can do with that.
I have seen other terminal "extensions" that let you have help during
Would Debian be interested in including GG in the Debian system?
Debian cannot include it until it has a license (and a DFSG-free one).
But I also doubt Debian will benefit from including his software.
If I don't mistake the software don't have a copyright statement and a
license to apply to them.
If this is correct the software cannot be used by anyone without a
written permission signed by the copyright owner.
I suggest to Hermann to search for a license to use and then to compile
a correct "use" of that license (== Copyright + license).
You can find an useful introduction on how to do that here, also if you
don't select the GPL license:
I would like to suggest to use always the AGPL license, this one is the
only license that I know that let protect your free software on any
actual usage type.
After you have done that and you have select a license that is
"compatible" with Debian you can do:
1) ask is someone in Debian (a DD = Debian Developer) or someone else
can create a package for this software and maintain it.
for doing that you can fill a bug report in the wnpp pseudo-package
you can see here the wnpp filled actually
I would warn you that this is not a good choice, because probably you
don't will find anyone that will do that.
2) package your software yourself and do the maintenance work. You must
find a mentor that tell you what, eventually, you have make in the wrong
way and help you solve problems. And also a DD: someone (that can be the
same person above) that can publish the package in the Debian repository
you can find more info here: