Contacting the GNU project
We strive to put the answers to all possible questions you might have
on our web site. However, sometimes,
you might have a question or issue that isn't covered. This page
describes how to contact us in these circumstances.
Please keep in mind, though, that time spent answering individual
queries reduces the time available to work on writing, documenting,
protecting and promoting free
software. So, please look to see if your question is addressed on
our web site first. If you can't find the answer, use the table below
to figure out what to do.
We prefer that you contact the GNU project via email, if at all
possible. This allows for best routing of your query. The list below
gives our various addresses and when to use them.
For technical support
Or if you need technical information about GNU software or other
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For inquiries about the content of the GNU web site
Including ideas for our web site, or corrections of typographical
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For ideas for the GNU task list
See our page on how to help GNU.
For questions about maintaining
Including how to submit your software for consideration to become a
GNU program. See
the GNU Coding Standards, Information for GNU Maintainers, and the GNU software evaluation questionnaire.
If still questions, email <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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the savannah contact
For licensing violations
If you want to report a free software license violation that you have
found, please read our license
violation page, and then contact <email@example.com>.
For questions about free software licensing and copyright
Please check our licensing FAQ,
the license list, general copyleft information, and related pages. If questions remains, email <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
The FSF's licensing
compliance lab also offers paid-consulting on free
software licensing issues.
For accounts on GNU/FSF machines
If you are actively maintaining or working on a GNU
project, and need an account on a GNU or FSF machine, see machine access
For copyright assignments of FSF-copyrighted GNU programs
For updating personal GNU email aliases
If you have an email forward from the gnu.org domain, and
need it updated, contact <email@example.com>.