GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry (November 2013)
44 new GNU releases in the last two months (as of November 25, 2013):
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We welcome quite a few new maintainers for this time:
- Bruce Korb as the maintainer of his new package gnu-pw-mgr; Bruce also maintains autogen, complexity, and sharutils.
- Carsten Reith as the new maintainer of GNU UUCP.
- Luis Falcon and Sebastian Marro as co-maintainers of the new package GNU LIMS, adding to Luis's work maintaining GNU Health.
- Paul Hardy as the maintainer of the new package Unifont (finally officially GNU!).
- Sami Kerola as a new co-maintainer of GNU Hello.
- Yann Dirson as the new maintainer of GNU Shogi.
Thanks to all.
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As always, please feel free to write to me, firstname.lastname@example.org, with any GNUish questions or suggestions for future installments.