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<p>We strive to put the answers to all possible questions you might have
on our <a href="http://www.gnu.org/">web href="/home.html">web site</a>.  However, sometimes,
you might have a question or issue that isn't covered.  This page
describes how to contact us in these circumstances.</p>

<p>Please keep in mind, though, that time spent answering individual
queries reduces the time available to work on writing, documenting,
protecting and promoting <a href="/philosophy/free-sw.html">free
software</a>.  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.</p>

<p>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.</p>


<h4>For


<h3>For technical support</h4> support</h3>

<p>Or if you need technical information about GNU software or other
free software, or are trying to find a particular free software or GNU
program…</p>

<p><strong>Please note that we do not provide technical support
ourselves; however, <a href="/help/gethelp.html">help is at
hand</a>:</strong></p>

<ul>
<li>We have a general page on <a href="/help/gethelp.html">getting help
  with GNU software</a>.</li>
<li>The home page for each GNU package is
  <tt>http://www.gnu.org/software/<i>pkgname</i></tt>; for example,
  <a href="http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/"><tt>http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs</tt></a> href="/software/emacs/"><tt>http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs</tt></a>
  for GNU Emacs.</li>
<li>Try our <a href="http://lists.gnu.org/">mailing
  lists</a>—there is usually one or more lists for each GNU package;
  that is, a GNU Emacs mailing list, a GNU Chess mailing list, etc.</li>
<li>The <a href="http://directory.fsf.org/">Free Software
  Directory</a> can help you find both GNU and other free software
  packages.</li>
<li>Our <a href="/server/irc-rules.html">IRC chat rooms</a>.</li>
<li>Finally, our <a href="http://www.fsf.org/resources/service/">service
  directory</a> will help you find companies and people in your area who
  have provide support services, usually for a fee.</li>
</ul>


  <h4>For


  <h3>For inquiries about the content of the GNU web site</h4> site</h3>

<p>Including ideas for our web site, or corrections of typographical
errors.</p>

<ul>
<li>For general pages, contact the GNU Webmasters <a
  href="mailto:webmasters@gnu.org"><webmasters@gnu.org></a>.</li>
<li>For pages of specific GNU packages, <a
  href="/help/gethelp.html">contact the particular package
  maintainer(s).</a></li>
</ul>


  <h4>For


  <h3>For memberships, donations, t-shirts, books, GNU toys, …</h4> …</h3>

<p>FSF is a 501(c)(3) charity in the USA, and therefore your
membership dues are tax-deductible in the USA.</p>

<ul>
<li><a href="http://donate.fsf.org/">Make a donation to the Free
  Software Foundation</a>.</li> 
<li><a href="http://www.fsf.org/associate/">Join the FSF as an associate
  member with a monthly or yearly contribution</a>.</li> 
<li><a href="http://shop.fsf.org/">Buy books, t-shirts, manuals and more
  at the GNU press store</a>.</li> 
</ul>


  <h4>For


  <h3>For ideas for the GNU task list</h4> list</h3>

<p>See our page on <a href="/help/help.html">how to help GNU</a>.</p>


  <h4>For


  <h3>For questions about maintaining
      <a href="/philosophy/categories.html#GNUsoftware">GNU software</a></h4> software</a></h3>

<p>Including how to submit your software for consideration to become a
<a href="/philosophy/categories.html#GNUprograms">GNU program</a>.  See
the <a href="/prep/standards/">GNU Coding Standards</a>, <a
href="/prep/maintain/">Information for GNU Maintainers</a>, and the <a
href="/help/evaluation.html">GNU software evaluation questionnaire</a>.
If still questions, email <a
href="mailto:maintainers@gnu.org"><maintainers@gnu.org></a>.</p>


  <h4>For


  <h3>For questions about Savannah hosting</h4> hosting</h3>

  <p>To ask questions about <a
href="http://savannah.gnu.org">savannah</a>, our hosting server
available for both GNU and non-GNU free software projects, please see
the <a href="http://savannah.gnu.org/contact.php">savannah contact
page</a>.</p>


  <h4>For


  <h3>For licensing violations</h4> violations</h3>

<p>If you want to report a free software license violation that you have
found, please read our <a href="/copyleft/gpl-violation.html">license
violation page</a>, and then contact <a href=
"mailto:license-violation@gnu.org"><license-violation@gnu.org></a>.</p>


  <h4>For


  <h3>For questions about free software licensing and copyright</h4> copyright</h3>

<p>Please check our <a href="/licenses/gpl-faq.html">licensing FAQ</a>,
the <a href="/licenses/license-list.html">license list</a>, <a
href="/copyleft/copyleft.html">general copyleft information</a>, and <a
href="/licenses/">related pages</a>.  If questions remains, email <a
href="mailto:licensing@gnu.org"><licensing@gnu.org></a>.</p>

<p>The <a href="http://www.fsf.org/licensing/">FSF's licensing
compliance lab</a> also offers <a
href="http://www.fsf.org/licensing/contact">paid-consulting on free
software licensing issues</a>.</p>


  <h4>For


  <h3>For accounts on GNU/FSF machines</h4> machines</h3>

<p>If you are <strong>actively</strong> maintaining or working on a GNU
project, and need an account on a GNU or FSF machine, see <a
href="/software/README.accounts.html">machine access
information</a>.</p>

  <h4>For

  <h3>For copyright assignments of FSF-copyrighted GNU programs</h4> programs</h3>

<p>Contact <a href="mailto:assign@gnu.org"><assign@gnu.org></a>.</p>

  <h4>For

  <h3>For updating personal GNU email aliases</h4> aliases</h3>

<p>If you currently have an email forward from the gnu.org domain, and
need it updated, contact <a href=
"mailto:alias-file@gnu.org"><alias-file@gnu.org></a>.</p>


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