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18 Hosting

We recommend using for the source code repository for your package, but that’s not required. See Old Versions, for more information about Savannah.

We strongly urge you to use as the standard distribution site for releases. Doing so makes it easier for developers and users to find the latest GNU releases. However, it is ok to use another server if you wish, provided it allows access from the general public without limitation (for instance, without excluding any country).

If you use a company’s machine to hold the repository for your program, or as its release distribution site, please put this statement in a prominent place on the site, so as to prevent people from getting the wrong idea about the relationship between the package and the company:

The programs <list of them> hosted here are free software packages
of the GNU Project, not products of <company name>.  We call them
"free software" because you are free to copy and redistribute them,
following the rules stated in the license of each package.  For more
information, see

If you are looking for service or support for GNU software, see for suggestions of where to ask.

If you would like to contribute to the development of one of these
packages, contact the package maintainer or the bug-reporting address
of the package (which should be listed in the package itself), or look
on for more information on how to contribute.

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