GNU Spotlight February 2017

Originally published in the Free Software Foundation's Free Software Supporter - Issue 107, March 2017:
GNU Spotlight with Brandon Invergo: Sixteen new GNU releases!

(as of February 25, 2017):

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This month, we welcome Christopher Dimech as the maintainer of the new GNU package Behistun and Mathieu Lirzin as the new maintainer of Mcron and Automake.

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