[mmgsoc] Fw: next request for GNU status reports

Barry Warsaw barry at list.org
Wed Sep 7 16:05:07 CEST 2011

I don't think everyone gets this, but I want to prepare a little text for
Mailman status.  I can add something about the SoC program, but if you have
anything else (MM3 or MM2 related) you want me to include, just send it my
way.  I'll put together a draft and circulate it before I send it to GNU.


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Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2011 15:33:08 GMT
From: karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry)
To: gnu-prog at gnu.org
Subject: next request for GNU status reports

Hi everyone,

We are reviving the GNU Status Reports that used to be printed in the
GNUs Bulletins, for posting on a GNU web page and/or in the monthly FSF
newsletter, etc.  The first installment was posted in January,

The idea is to collect a couple of paragraphs of high-level news about
any and all packages.  This can include notable changes in recent
releases, upcoming things you are excited about, or anything else you
think worth mentioning.

We'll edit it for English, etc., as needed, so don't worry about that
side of things.  Don't worry about formatting, either.  Texinfo is
preferred, but if it's easier for you to write it as plain text, HTML,
(La)TeX, or whatever, that's fine, we will unify it.

We'd especially like to encourage those of you maintaining GUI and
non-programmer-oriented packages to participate, to help spread
awareness that GNU goes beyond replacing the original Unix utilities.

For those who don't already know, some packages use the savannah news
facility, which gets aggregated on http://planet.gnu.org, to post status
reports.  This is strongly encouraged.  Clearly there is some overlap,
but we're thinking that these GNU-wide status reports would perhaps be
higher level and written for a more general audience, where appropriate.

Please email your entries (or any questions, comments, etc.) to
maintainers at gnu.org.  We'd like to get them in by September 19 for this
round, about two weeks from now.


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