Gna!, a self-organized development hosting facility, is now available to all Libre Software developers and users at http://gna.org/. It was created in January 2004 and is offering the same services as Savannah (http://savannah.gnu.org/) and SourceForge (http://sf.net/).
Philosophically, Gna! follows the lead of the Free Software Foundation. Projects hosted on Gna! will be distributed under licensing terms compatible with each other so that they can be mixed freely. Running these projects on your own machine will not require any non-free software.
"Self-organized" means that Gna! is run by its users. Anyone is welcome to contribute to the maintenance of the hardware and software platform. Entering the Gna! maintainers team can happen within the hour; propose your membership, answer support requests if you can, provide a patch to implement the feature you want. No contribution will be ignored or discarded, and if you make a mistake, we rely on you to fix it.
Because Gna! is philosophically and technically compatible with Savannah, we've started to implement an import/export procedure so that projects can move freely between Gna! and Savannah. The compromise of Savannah last year showed that it is critical to have many Free Software development facilities where projects can be backed up easily.