GNU Spotlight December 2014

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

Nineteen new GNU releases in the last month (as of December 22, 2014):

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This month, we welcome Jean-Michel Sellier as the author of the new GNU package dionysys, joining his other packages archimedes and nano-archimedes; Alex Sassmannshausen as the author and maintainer of the new GNU package glean; and Gavin Smith as co-maintainer of Texinfo.

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.