GNU Spotlight November 2013

Originally published on the Free Software Foundation's community blog:
GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry (November 2013)

44 new GNU releases in the last two months (as of November 25, 2013):

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We welcome quite a few new maintainers for this time:

  • Bruce Korb as the maintainer of his new package gnu-pw-mgr; Bruce also maintains autogen, complexity, and sharutils.
  • Carsten Reith as the new maintainer of GNU UUCP.
  • Luis Falcon and Sebastian Marro as co-maintainers of the new package GNU LIMS, adding to Luis's work maintaining GNU Health.
  • Paul Hardy as the maintainer of the new package Unifont (finally officially GNU!).
  • Sami Kerola as a new co-maintainer of GNU Hello.
  • Yann Dirson as the new maintainer of GNU Shogi.

Thanks to all.

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.