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About This Document

   This file contains guidelines and advice for someone who is the
maintainer of a GNU program on behalf of the GNU Project.  Everyone is
entitled to change and redistribute GNU software; you need not pay
attention to this file to get permission.  But if you want to maintain a
version for widespread distribution, we suggest you follow these
guidelines; if you would like to be a GNU maintainer, then it is
essential to follow these guidelines.

   Please send corrections or suggestions for this document to
<>.  If you make a suggestion, please include a
suggested new wording for it, to help us consider the suggestion
efficiently.  We prefer a context diff to the `maintain.texi' file, but
if you don't have that file, you can make a context diff for some other
version of this document, or propose it in any way that makes it clear.

   This document uses the gender-neutral third-person pronouns "person",
"per", "pers" and "perself" which were promoted, and perhaps invented,
by Marge Piercy in `Woman on the Edge of Time'.  They are used just
like "she", "her", "hers" and "herself", except that they apply equally
to males and females.  For example, "Person placed per new program
under the GNU GPL, to let the public benefit from per work, and to
enable per to feel person has done the right thing."

   The directory `/gd/gnuorg' is found on the GNU file server,
currently `'; if you are the maintainer of a GNU
package, you should have an account there.  Contact <>
if you don't have one.  (You can also ask for accounts for people who
help you a large amount in working on the package.)
`/gd/gnuorg/maintain.tar.gz' is a tar file containing all of these
files in that directory which are mentioned in this file; it is updated

   This release of the GNU Maintenance Instructions was last updated
January  6, 2002.

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