Re: Primary ncurses maintainer

From: Jason Evans <>
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 1997 14:09:53 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 5 Jun 1997, Juergen Pfeifer wrote:
> Summary of my position:
> First and preferred option:
> I'll take the role of the primary maintainer for ncurses under these
> conditions:
> - There is a public agreement from Eric and Zeyd
> - They transfer the copyright to me
> - I'll distribute ncurses BSD like (or under LGPL if that is
> what the community wants)
> - The decision will be made until June,13th
> - I'll take the job immediately after the decision. There is no
> "test phase" monitored by Eric, there is no way to revert the
> decision for Eric.
> - Someone provides write-access to a large enough ftp account
> Second option:
> One of the other (P. Seebach, F. LaRoche, J. Evans) becomes
> the primary maintainer. This should be decided also until June, 13th.
> Again there should be no "backdoor" to revert the decision.
> Third option:
> The situation with ncurses is not resolved until June,13th. In this
> case I'll stop contributing to ncurses and participate in a new
> project to get a free curses clone for the community. I'll then act
> as a coordinator to get this project on the road, later on the question
> who will maintain this project can be decided.

Here we are, it's June 13. Things have been quiet lately... What is it
going to be -- ncurses or a new project to replace it?


Jason Evans: [MRC System Administrator]
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Received on Fri Jun 13 1997 - 17:09:51 EDT

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