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We have created a Free Software Job Page. Those with free software jobs available are encouraged to submit entries here.

We are pleased to announce that the EGCS Steering Committee is taking over as GNU maintainer of the GNU C Compiler . The Committee will change its name to the GCC Steering Committee and will, as a GNU maintainer, have responsibility for deciding what changes to install, fixing bugs, and making releases.

We have released GNOME 1.0, the GNU Network Object Model Environment. You can get it from or one of its mirrors

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Comments on the Wassenaar agreement which is an international export control agreement.

We released the 13th edition GNU Source Code CD-ROM Set in March.

We presented the first Free Software Award in October.

We released GNU Software for MS-Windows and MS-DOS on CD-ROM, with a booklet overview, in August.

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