GNU Spotlight December 2013

Originally published on the Free Software Foundation's community blog:
GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry: 20 new GNU releases! (December 2013)

20 new GNU releases in the last month (as of December 25, 2013):

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This month we welcome Joseph Myers as a new co-maintainer of GCC, and Mike Gerwitz as the author and maintainer of his new GNU package easejs, and German Arias as the author and maintainer of his new GNU package fisicalab. 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.