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[gfsd]Re: GNU PIC name; Would you like to submit it for GNU?

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: [gfsd]Re: GNU PIC name; Would you like to submit it for GNU?
Date: Wed, 2 May 2001 19:03:32 -0600 (MDT)

I hereby dub GNUPIC a subproject of GNU.

Please don't forget to mention prominently in the README file and
other suitable documentation places that it is a GNU subproject.  (We
don't have to use the word "subproject", that is just the best word I
can think of right now.)

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.

When you sign up a package as part of GNUPIC, please explain to the
maintainer what the responsibilities of a maintainer are, check that
he accepts them, and send him all this information.  Likewise when you
appoint a replacement maintainer for an existing package (you should
try to find one whenever a maintainer departs).  Please keep
address@hidden informed about changes of maintainer for
individual packages.

Would you like to make 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 so you can install new versions.

We invite you and the individual packages to use our CVS repository on for both the programs and their web pages.  This
repository supports the sourceforge features through the alias  Using subversions makes it easy to update the web
pages, since they can be checked out automatically and you just have
to install updates using with CVS.  Using subversions will also help
the GNU Project.  To set this up, visit

Please also write an entry or a change for the page, 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 entries about the programs in GNUPIC for our Free
Software Directory, or ask the maintainers of these programs to do so.
Please contact address@hidden for more info about this.

Please talk with address@hidden about creating the mailing lists that
you need.  There should be at least one, address@hidden, for
each program.  Please say whether you would like this list to be open
to the public to subscribe to, or just an alias going to whoever you
choose.  Also please say whether you would like to have a public
archive of the list.

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 these programs; please ask for them if you want them.

Please mail an announcement to address@hidden about GNUPIC.  Include
a brief description of the scope of GNUPIC, so people can tell whether
they are interested in using it.

new-gnu people, could you please enter Scott Dattalo in
gnuorg/maintainers, add him to the gnu-prog lists, and send him a copy
of maintain.text?

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