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Gentoo Monthly Newsletter -- 26 May 2008

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1. Introduction

This month in the GMN

Welcome to the May issue of the Gentoo monthly newsletter!

As usual, you can discuss any aspect of this issue of the GMN in the corresponding forum thread. We look forward to hearing from you!

2. Gentoo News

Gentoo Foundation reinstated

Thanks to the efforts of the Gentoo Trustees, the Gentoo Foundation is once again a nonprofit organization.

> The completed legal paperwork

Council Meeting Summary

The Gentoo Council held its monthly meeting on May 8, 2008. The items put up for discussion were:

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