Services Outside Savannah's Scope
GNU Savannah is operated by volunteer admins. Many servers and services which are closely related to Savannah's operation are not handled by savannah admins.
When a problem arises with these servers or services, it is best to contact the relevant party directly: FSF sysadmins for server-related issues and GNU teams for GNU-related issues. See below for details.
GNU Project and Official GNU Packages:
Savannah administrators cannot help with official GNU-related matters, such as: approving a new GNU package, changing a Savannah project's status from gnu to nongnu or vice versa, approving new co-maintainers, dealing with FSF copyright assignments, and plenty more.
GNU package maintenance issues (e.g., if you are a GNU package maintainer and have a question regarding GNU issues): See the "Getting Help" section in the GNU Maintainers Guide at https://www.gnu.org/prep/maintain/maintain.html#Getting-Help.
General GNU-related issues: See https://www.gnu.org/contact/.
Server Issues - Contacting FSF sysadmin:
Many servers and services which are closely related to Savannah's operation are maintained by FSF sysadmins, and Savannah volunteers do not have access to them.
When a problem arises with these servers, it is best to contact FSF admins directly (although notifying savannah admins by CC'ing email@example.com is ok and can help us keep track of problems).
FSF outage notifications: https://pumprock.net/fsfstatus.
#fsfsyschannel on freenode (https://webchat.freenode.net/). FSF sysadmins are currently
quidam. John Sullivan (FSF Executive Director) is
johnsu01(http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/savannah-hackers-public/2016-04/msg00037.html). See also GNU,FSF IRC Channels.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, equivalently email@example.com. Emailing will create a new support ticket in their queue. Please try not to burden them unnecessarily; prefer IRC for faster communication.
FSF personnel: see FSF Staff and Board.
Servers and services:
fencepost.gnu.org- maintained by FSF sysadmins (including login issues, sending/receiving email there, installed packages, etc.). Before contacting FSF sysadmins, try writing to firstname.lastname@example.org (https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/fencepost-users).
Mailing lists (
lists.gnu.org) - the host, mail setup, and Mailman installation are managed by FSF sysadmins. Savannah hackers have limited (non-root) access to mailing lists and archives. All requests for deletion of archived email must go to FSF sysadmin.
Web pages at http://www.gnu.org: content is maintained by email@example.com and package maintainers, server administration by FSF sysadmins. A copy of the live configuration is in
fencepost:/srv/data/www-config/and a copy of the live server is in
fencepost:/srv/data/www-mirror/. Individual package web pages are hosted in Savannah CVS "webpages" repositories (always CVS), but are sync'd to www.gnu.org for the actual serving (HomePage).
ftp.gnu.org- the main distribution server for GNU, managed entirely by FSF sysadmin. Compare with downloads for nongnu.org, which does happen on Savannah DownloadArea.
GNU Bug Tracker (http://debbugs.gnu.org) - managed by other non-Savannah volunteers; write to firstname.lastname@example.org (https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/help-debbugs) for help.
The Savannah hosts themselves are virtual machines on FSF-managed hardware; Savannah volunteers have root access to the virtual hosts, but no access to the hardware.
Email: MailSystem. See also detailed description of mail system by Bob Proulx: http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/savannah-hackers-public/2016-04/msg00029.html, http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/savannah-hackers-public/2016-04/msg00036.html, http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/savannah-hackers-public/2016-04/msg00040.html.