Bazaar is now a GNU project
mbp at canonical.com
Tue Feb 26 08:10:36 GMT 2008
I'm happy to announce that Bazaar is now officially a GNU project.
This decision was taken after consultation with some of the core
Bazaar developers, Canonical management, and Richard Stallman, leader
of the GNU project.
If we can help other GNU projects, by extending Bazaar to meet their
needs or in other ways we will. Over time we will come into more
compliance with the GNU technical and process standards, by sending
patches through the regular review process. Our review process, and
licence will remain the same, and copyright will still be held by
Canonical under the current agreement with contributors.
Bazaar is already supported on savanah.gnu.org, the Free Software
Foundation's project hosting server, as well as on Canonical's
Launchpad.net development nexus.
Canonical is delighted by the GNU project's decision and remains as
engaged as ever in the Bazaar project. We think Bazaar is a great
tool, we like using it for many of our projects, including Launchpad
and Ubuntu. Andrew, Ian, John,
Robert and myself will still be actively working on developing Bazaar,
and indeed meeting next week with some of our most active
co-developers in London.
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