GNU Spotlight July 2016

Originally published in the Free Software Foundation's Free Software Supporter - Issue 100, August 2016:
GNU Spotlight with Brandon Invergo: Twenty-one new GNU releases!

21 new GNU releases in the last month (as of July 25, 2016):

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This month, we welcome Davin Pearson as the maintainer of the new package Java-Training-Wheels; David Pirotte as the maintainer of the new package G-Golf; Alex Burmashev and Daniel Kiper as new co-maintainers of GRUB; Mike Miller as a new co-maintainer of Octave; and Eli Zaretskii as a new co-maintainer of Emacs.

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