Contacting the GNU Project
We strive to put the answers to all possible questions you might have on our web site
. However, sometimes, you might have a question or issue that isn't covered. This page describes how to contact us in these circumstances.
Please keep in mind, though, that time spent answering individual queries reduces the time available to work on writing, documenting, protecting and promoting free software
. So, please look to see if your question is addressed on our web site first. If you can't find the answer, use the information below to figure out what to do.
If (and only if)
you still have questions about the GNU Project or the FSF after exploring these resources, you can write to <firstname.lastname@example.org>
. But don't expect an answer overnight!
(technical information about GNU software or other free software, search for a particular free program, etc.)
Please note that we do not provide technical support ourselves.
However, help is at hand:
Comments on the GNU website
(suggestions, dead links, typos, etc.)
Software development and maintenance
Ideas for the GNU task list
First check these documents:
To ask questions about Savannah
, our hosting platform, available for both GNU and non-GNU free software projects, please see the Savannah contact page
Accounts on GNU/FSF machines
If you are actively
maintaining or working on a GNU project, and need an account on a GNU or FSF machine, see machine access information
Personal GNU email aliases
If you have an email forward from the gnu.org domain, and need it updated, contact <email@example.com>
for gnu.org or one of its subdomains
- If you have GnuPG setup, send encrypted email the FSF Executive Director, Deputy Director, Web Developer, and Senior Sysadmins listed on our Staff and Board page.
- If you don't have GnuPG setup, write to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Free software licensing and copyright
Copyright assignments to the FSF
“The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a nonprofit with a worldwide mission to promote computer user freedom. We defend the rights of all software users.”
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