GNU Spotlight June 2014

Originally published on the Free Software Foundation's community blog:
GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry: 23 new GNU releases!

23 new GNU releases in the last month (as of June 28, 2014):

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This month, we welcome Bernd Paysan as the new maintainer (though the long-time author and developer) of gforth and vmgen, and Ruben Rodriguez (long-time developer of Trisquel) as the new maintainer of IceCat. Thanks to all.

Also, please consider attending the GNU Hackers' Meeting in Munich this year, August 15-17; attendance is free of charge, but pre-registration is essential.

A number of GNU packages, as well as the GNU operating system as a whole, are looking for maintainers and other assistance: please see if you'd like to help. The general page on how to help GNU is at To submit new packages to the GNU operating system, see

As always, please feel free to write to me,, with any GNUish questions or suggestions for future installments.