About GNU Servers
We have rules for official GNU and FSF IRC
We have information and advice for those
wishing to mirror ftp.gnu.org. (We no longer suggest mirroring
For designing and authoring our web pages, we follow certain style guidelines. If you
would like to help, we have a list of tasks that need to be done on this web
site. All our pages are Best Viewed with Any
Just as we do not install proprietary software, we have a policy of
not making links to pages that promote proprietary programs. We
cannot make proprietary software disappear by not talking about it;
information about proprietary software is widely available, and people
who want it will get it somehow. But we prefer not to be participants
in the process of advertising proprietary software.
We also confine all links to text that is commercial in its tone to a
few of our pages, where the topic makes such links appropriate. This
is so we can avoid appearing to share the widespread assumption that
money and business are the highest value in life.
Only free software is used on
this computer. The web server is the
Apache web server,
which is distributed under the Apache license (a free software license).
To support this server,
we also use other free software developed by GNU volunteers
and we maintain a list of such
We currently host through TowardEX and the Markley Group, who have
graciously donated the bandwidth and colocation space for this
The operating system is Trisquel GNU/Linux, which is one example of a
GNU/Linux system. Trisquel GNU/Linux
is listed on our list of free
points out an insight that helps explain why we want the sort of
site we want.