GNU Advisory Committee
The GNU Advisory Committee exists to facilitate coordination within
the GNU project. RMS (Richard Stallman), the founder of GNU and the
FSF, remains the Chief GNUisance with overall responsibility for and
authority over the GNU Project.
The committee's responsibilities deal with the project as a whole. It
provides an initial point of contact for questions from maintainers,
FSF and others. Members of the committee are appointed by RMS and
meet by phone each month to discuss current issues.
The committee can be contacted directly at
Current committee members
- Brandon Invergo
- Jim Meyering
- John Sullivan (FSF)
- Jose Marchesi
- Karl Berry
- Simon Josefsson
The main responsibilities of the committee are to:
- monitor the health of the project, identifying problems and
possible solutions on behalf of RMS.
- improve communication within the project, by taking an active
role in talking to maintainers, FSF and others.
- be an initial contact point for issues concerning the whole
project, both internally and externally.
- work with the FSF on maintaining the High Priority Projects list.
- review GNU-related activities regularly, to avoid duplicate
efforts and promote existing ones, and to discuss the adoption of
prospective GNU packages.
- be available to RMS to discuss the content of public
announcements as needed.
For GNU maintainers
More information about the Advisory Committee, intended for GNU
software maintainers, is in the Getting
Help section of the GNU Maintainers' Information document.
The committee held its first meeting in December 2009.
Brian Gough was a member until January 2012.