GNU Spotlight August 2016

Originally published in the Free Software Foundation's Free Software Supporter - Issue 101, September 2016:
GNU Spotlight with Brandon Invergo: Eighteen new GNU releases!

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This month, we welcome Ricardo Wurmus as a new co-maintainer of GNU Guix, Benno Schulenberg as the new maintainer of GNU nano, and Robert Weiner as the maintainer of the new package GNU OO-Browser.

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