GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry
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Last month I erroneously gave Jeffrin Jose as the author of the new GNU package guile-sdl. Its author is actually Thien-Thi Nguyen, who also maintains GNU RCS and GNU Alive. Sorry, Thien-Thi! However, I can now welcome Jeffrin as the new maintainer of GNU Gleem, so no one is left out :). I'd also like to welcome Michael Petch as a new co-maintainer of gnubg (GNU Backgammon).
I'd also like to mention the GNU Hackers Meeting for 2013, scheduled to take place from August 22 to August 25 in Paris, France. More information at http://www.gnu.org/ghm/2013/paris/.
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