GNU Spotlight October 2016

Originally published in the Free Software Foundation's Free Software Supporter - Issue 103, November 2016:
GNU Spotlight with Brandon Invergo: Nineteen new GNU releases!

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This month, we welcome Tyhender as the new MetaHTML maintainer, and Adrien BĂ©raud and Alexandre Viau as the maintainers of the new package GNU Ring.

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