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Fri, 28 Jun 2002 11:38:53 -0600 (MDT)
I hereby dub GNotary a GNU package.
Please don't forget to mention prominently in the README file and
other suitable documentation places that it is a GNU program.
The new-gnu people will mail you a file, maintain.text, which
describes a lot of procedures for GNU maintainers. The file also
describes who you can ask for various kinds of support or advice. If
you encounter a situation where it isn't clear what to do, you can
also ask address@hidden, which is a list of a few other GNU
maintainers who have offered to answer questions for new maintainers.
They will also add you to the gnu-prog mailing list, a moderated list
for announcements to GNU maintainers. They will also add you to the
gnu-prog-disc list, which can be used for discussion among GNU
maintainers, but whether to stay on the list is up to you.
Would you like to make ftp.gnu.org the distribution site?
If so, please tell address@hidden when you have
a version to release. If you need, we can make an acct for
you on ftp.gnu.org so you can install new versions.
Write some useful web pages about the program, to put in
http://www.gnu.org/software/PROGRAMNAME. These pages should be the
main web site for the program, and they should really have the
information for users, not just a link to another site; please use
http://www.gnu.org/software/PROGRAMNAME whenever you give out the URL
for the home page of the program. Please don't set up a "site for the
program" anywhere else--if you want to do work on additional web pages
about the program, please put them on www.gnu.org.
(It is ok to put pages that address developers-only topics on another
site, and likewise for pages that access databases.)
In writing the web pages, please follow the style guidelines in
http://www.gnu.org/server/fsf-html-style-sheet.html. You can send the
pages to address@hidden when you are done, or you can use Savannah
to install and edit them directly.
We invite you to use Savannah as the CVS repository both the program
and its web pages. This makes it easy to update the web pages, since
whatever you install through CVS will automatically appear on
www.gnu.org. Using Savannah will also help the GNU Project in other
ways. To set this up, visit http://savannah.gnu.org/.
Please also write an entry or a change for the page
http://www.gnu.org/people/people.html, and mail that to
address@hidden also. Note that we don't want to talk about
proprietary software, so if you have worked on any, please don't
mention it here. Your entry can include a link to your home page
provided it fits our usual criteria for what we link to.
Please fill out an entry about your program for our Free Software
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be open to the public or just an alias going to whoever you choose.
Also please say whether you would like to have a public archive of the
If there are a few alternative names that might be natural for users
to use, let's make all the aliases that might be useful. If you want
these lists to be aliases for lists on your site, that is ok; ask
new-gnu to set them up that way.
Some GNU programs have another mailing list, address@hidden,
for people to ask other users for help. And some programs have a list
address@hidden for sending announcements to the users. (These
are often moderated.) Please think about whether such lists are
appropriate for this program; please ask for them if you want them.
Please mail an announcement to address@hidden about the existence of
the program, either when the program is released, or now if the
program is already released. Include a brief description of the
program so people can tell whether they are interested in using it.
Mention the web pages on www.gnu.org and say where to get the program
new-gnu people, could you please enter Horst Herb in gnuorg/maintainers
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