GNU Artanis

GNU Artanis is a web application framework(WAF) written in Guile Scheme.
The main site of GNU Artanis is A web application framework (WAF) is a software framework that is designed to support the development of dynamic websites, web applications, web services and web resources.
The framework aims to alleviate the overhead associated with common activities performed in web development.
Artanis provides several tools for web development: database access, templating frameworks, session management, URL-remapping for RESTful, page caching, and so on.

GNU Artanis is also the official project of Hardened GNU/Linux community. Please read this post to learn more.

Downloading Artanis

GNU Artanis can be found on the main GNU ftp server: (via HTTP) and (via FTP).


Documentation for Artanis is available online, as is documentation for most GNU software. You may also find more information about Artanis by running info artanis.

Mailing lists

GNU Artanis has the following mailing lists:

Announcements about Artanis and most other GNU software are made on info-gnu (archive).

Security reports that should not be made immediately public can be sent directly to the maintainer. If there is no response to an urgent issue, you can escalate to the general security mailing list for advice.

Getting involved

Development of Artanis, and GNU in general, is a volunteer effort, and you can contribute. For information, please read How to help GNU. If you'd like to get involved, it's a good idea to join the discussion mailing list (see above).

Test releases
Trying the latest test release (when available) is always appreciated. Stable releases of Artanis can be found at (via HTTP) and (via FTP).
For development sources, issue trackers, and other information, please see the Artanis project page at Or you may use gitlab.
NalaGinrut is the original author and the current maintainer of Artanis. Please use the mailing lists or gitlab for contact.


Artanis is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GPLv3 and LGPLv3 as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.