Get involved with GNU!
We started the GNU Project with a specific overall goal: to create
a free software operating system, the GNU System. The scope of GNU is
far-reaching: any job that computer users want to
do should be doable
by free software, and is thus a potential part of GNU. For
instance, any program found in a typical GNU/Linux
distribution is a candidate.
So we welcome new packages in GNU, to further our common cause of
free software. If you want to join in and may have a suitable package,
please fill out this short
questionnaire to get started, and see the background information
there. The Free Software
Directory holds the list of
all current GNU packages.
Another important way to help GNU is by contributing to the existing
GNU projects. The GNU Help Wanted
list is the general task list for GNU software. You might also consider
taking over one of the unmaintained GNU packages.
The general Help GNU page includes many
non-technical ways to contribute, too.
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Our server savannah.gnu.org
is a central point for development and maintenance of free software,
projects are hosted at savannah. Savannah also welcomes and
supports free software projects that are not official GNU packages, so
feel free to use it for any of your free software work; unlike other
is firmly based on free software ideals.
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