19 new GNU releases as of August 28, 2012:
This month we welcome Thien-Thi Nguyen as a new maintainer of alive (first release above) in addition to his work maintaining RCS, Jordi Hermoso as a new co-maintainer of Octave, and Thomas Young as the author of the new GNU package ccide.
Several GNU packages are looking for maintainers and other assistance. Please see http://www.gnu.org/server/takeaction.html#unmaint if you'd like to help. The general page on how to help GNU is at http://www.gnu.org/help/help.html. To submit new packages to GNU, see http://www.gnu.org/help/evaluation.html.
As always, please feel free to write to me, firstname.lastname@example.org, with any GNUish questions or suggestions for future installments.