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System Name: gnustandards
Name: GNU Coding Standards
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This project contains the Texinfo sources for the GNU Coding Standards and Information for GNU Maintainers documents.  This also includes make-stds.texi, which is part of the GNU Make manual. 

For the generated output in various formats, see

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Registration Date: Sat 09 Oct 2004 09:13:53 PM UTC
License: GNU Free Documentation License
Development Status: 6 - Mature


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ftp uploads require explicit replace
     posted by karl, Mon 21 May 2012 12:47:11 AM UTC

ftp uploads now require an explicit replace directive to replace an existing file.  (v1.2 of the ftp upload protocol.)  See the
node "FTP Upload Directive File - v1.2", aka

Also, v1.0 directives are no longer supported.

undirected quoting in user messages, other recent changes
     posted by karl, Mon 02 Jan 2012 12:21:16 AM UTC

Some recent changes in the GNU Coding
Standards and Maintainer Information documents follow.  The current versions
are available online at

- As previously mentioned, but worth repeating, US contributors can now make use of an [...]

contributors in US can send assignment papers electronically
     posted by karl, Wed 12 Oct 2011 11:30:58 PM UTC

Our friends at the Software Freedom Law Center have just informed us
that the FSF can safely accept scanned copies of signed assignments from
U.S. residents. We are also looking into the possibility of this working
for foreign contributors as well, but for now it is limited to U.S. [...]

template text for per-package donations
     posted by karl, Sat 13 Nov 2010 12:48:11 AM UTC

New node with sample text for packages wishing to ask for donations:

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