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May 15, 2023
Sourceware joins Software Freedom Conservancy!
April 26, 2023
Added https and rsync mirrors in China.
March 27, 2023, the DWARF Debugging Standard, are now hosted on sourceware. This includes, and Sourceware already hosted the old dwarf2 archives
March 08, 2022
Sourceware infrastructure community updates for Q1 2023. New cgit setup. New sparc builder for AI comes to the bunsen test results. openssh update produces misleading invalid key length warning. and '/' in Message-ID. Happy hacking.
November 18, 2022
Sourceware infrastructure - A presentation and community Q&A.

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Occasionally asked questions:

I can't access the ftp site. Mirrors?
There are several sites which mirror the free software ftp site. You can see the full list on the free software mirrors list page.

What is your true name? But I am also called,,, and During the dot-com boom years I was called and

How are the projects chosen? Can I host my free software project there?
Currently, we are pleased to be able to provide a home for various core toolchain and development tool offerings and certain GNU Project packages such as GCC, GDB, glibc, Binutils, and others. However, we currently only have the capacity to host a limited number of projects.
So, while it doesn't hurt to ask if your project can be hosted here, we do have to be selective in what we offer.
With luck, this will change soon, as we are contemplating increasing the capacity of both the system and the internet connection that it uses to communicate with the outside world.

I need an account on sourceware for git/svn/cvs write access to project XYZ?
We have an XYZ Project? Cool!
Ok, you need write access for a project hosted on Sourceware you say? Well, first you'll need to have your request approved by the project maintainer(s). Once they give their ok, you can use our handy dandy little form and we'll process your request. This will provide you with an account on If, in the future, you want to contribute to the repository of another project (remember that, and share projects), have a responsible party send email to the admin-requests mailing list at this site requesting that you be added to the project. Do not fill this form out again.

Do you have a privacy statement for this site?
Hey, why not.
We're not recording anything about you, short of the normal web logs which show what pages are being downloaded by what host. We'd never use any of the mailing list subscription information for anything other than the normal distribution of e-mail to that list.

We are not out to get you.

Oh, from time to time we do generate some aggregate reports but those don't identify you individually, so stop worrying.

A lot of the software here is compressed in the .bz2 format. What is that?
bzip2 (".bz2") is a compression program similar to gzip (".gz"), but it produces much smaller files than gzip. You can get the source for bzip2, or pre-built binaries for most platforms, from the bzip2 home page. Most recent free software distributions include bzip2, so you may already have it on your system.

Is it true that the first lunar landing was faked?
Of course. Everyone knows that. See the PBS documentary about it, Capricorn One.

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