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* doc/guix.texi: Drop duplicate copyright notice, start section
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@title GNU Guix Reference Manual
@subtitle Using the GNU Guix Functional Package Manager
@author Ludovic Courtès
@author Andreas Enge
@author Nikita Karetnikov
@page
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Edition @value{EDITION} @*
@value{UPDATED} @*
Copyright @copyright{} @value{YEARS} Ludovic Court@`es
Copyright @copyright{} @value{YEARS} Ludovic Court@`es, Andreas Enge, Nikita Karetnikov
@quotation
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document
@ -64,17 +65,6 @@ Documentation License.''
This document describes GNU Guix version @value{VERSION}, a functional
package management tool written for the GNU system.
@quotation
Copyright @copyright{} @value{YEARS} Ludovic Courtès
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document
under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or
any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no
Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A
copy of the license is included in the section entitled ``GNU Free
Documentation License.''
@end quotation
@menu
* Introduction:: What is Guix about?
* Installation:: Installing Guix.
@ -1502,7 +1492,7 @@ tools that help users exert that freedom.
@menu
* Installing Debugging Files:: Feeding the debugger.
* Package Modules:: Packages from the programmer's viewpoint.
* Adding New Packages:: Growing the distribution.
* Packaging Guidelines:: Growing the distribution.
* Bootstrapping:: GNU/Linux built from scratch.
* Porting:: Targeting another platform or kernel.
@end menu
@ -1587,41 +1577,14 @@ distribution. The root of this dependency graph is a small set of
bootstrap)} module. For more information on bootstrapping,
@ref{Bootstrapping}.
@node Adding New Packages
@section Adding New Packages
@node Packaging Guidelines
@section Packaging Guidelines
The GNU distribution is nascent and may well lack some of your favorite
packages. This section describes how you can help make the distribution
grow. @ref{Contributing}, for additional information on how you can
help.
@menu
* Packaging Guidelines:: What goes into the distribution.
* From the Source Tarball to the Package:: The story of a package.
@end menu
@node Packaging Guidelines
@subsection Packaging Guidelines
@c Adapted from http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/philosophy.html.
The GNU operating system has been developed so that users can have
freedom in their computing. GNU is @dfn{free software}, meaning that
users have the @url{http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html,four
essential freedoms}: to run the program, to study and change the program
in source code form, to redistribute exact copies, and to distribute
modified versions. Packages found in the GNU distribution provide only
software that conveys these four freedoms.
In addition, the GNU distribution follow the
@url{http://www.gnu.org/distros/free-system-distribution-guidelines.html,free
software distribution guidelines}. Among other things, these guidelines
reject non-free firmware, recommendations of non-free software, and
discuss ways to deal with trademarks and patents.
@node From the Source Tarball to the Package
@subsection From the Source Tarball, to the Package Definition, to the Binary Package
Free software packages are usually distributed in the form of
@dfn{source code tarballs}---typically @file{tar.gz} files that contain
all the source files. Adding a package to the distribution means
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needed is to review and apply the patch.
@menu
* Software Freedom:: What may go into the distribution.
@end menu
@node Software Freedom
@subsection Software Freedom
@c Adapted from http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/philosophy.html.
The GNU operating system has been developed so that users can have
freedom in their computing. GNU is @dfn{free software}, meaning that
users have the @url{http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html,four
essential freedoms}: to run the program, to study and change the program
in source code form, to redistribute exact copies, and to distribute
modified versions. Packages found in the GNU distribution provide only
software that conveys these four freedoms.
In addition, the GNU distribution follow the
@url{http://www.gnu.org/distros/free-system-distribution-guidelines.html,free
software distribution guidelines}. Among other things, these guidelines
reject non-free firmware, recommendations of non-free software, and
discuss ways to deal with trademarks and patents.
@node Bootstrapping
@section Bootstrapping
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This project is a cooperative effort, and we need your help to make it
grow! Please get in touch with us on @email{guix-devel@@gnu.org}. We
welcome ideas, bug reports, patches, and anything that may be helpful to
the project. We particularly welcome help on packaging (@pxref{Adding
New Packages}).
the project. We particularly welcome help on packaging
(@pxref{Packaging Guidelines}).
Please see the
@url{http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/guix.git/tree/HACKING,


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