This isn't a frequently asked question, but it should be! A variety of informational files about GNU Emacs and relevant aspects of the GNU project are available for you to read.
The following files are available in the `etc' directory of the GNU Emacs distribution, and also the latest versions are available individually via anonymous FTP (prep.ai.mit.edu:/pub/gnu/GNUinfo/):
APPLE -- Why the FSF doen't support GNU Emacs on Apple computers DISTRIB -- GNU Emacs Availability Information, including the popular "Free Software Foundation Order Form" FTP -- How to get GNU Software by Internet FTP or by UUCP GNU -- The GNU Manifesto INTERVIEW -- Richard Stallman discusses his public-domain UNIX-compatible software system with BYTE editors MACHINES -- Status of GNU Emacs on Various Machines and Systems MAILINGLISTS -- GNU Project Electronic Mailing Lists SERVICE -- GNU Service Directory SUN-SUPPORT -- including "Using Emacstool with GNU Emacs"
These files are available in the `etc' directory of the GNU Emacs distribution:
DIFF -- Differences between GNU Emacs and Twenex Emacs CCADIFF -- Differences between GNU Emacs and CCA Emacs GOSDIFF -- Differences between GNU Emacs and Gosling (Unipress??) Emacs COPYING -- GNU Emacs General Public License NEWS -- GNU Emacs News, a history of user-visible changes LPF -- Why you should join the League for Programming Freedom FAQ -- GNU Emacs Frequently Asked Questions (You're reading it) OPTIONS -- a complete explanation of startup option handling
These files are available via anonymous FTP (prep.ai.mit.edu:/pub/gnu/):
tasks -- GNU Task List standards.text -- GNU Coding Standards
In addition, all of the above files are available directly from the FSF via e-mail. Of course, please try to get them from a local source first.
These additional files are available from the FSF via e-mail:
GNU'S Who What Is the Free Software Foundation? What Is Copyleft? A Small Way to Help Free Software GNUs Flashes (important recent developments for project GNU) Free Software Support (and how to get it!) Copyrighted Programming Languages AT&T Threatens Users of X Windows (and other software patent threats) Project Gutenberg GNU Project Status Report GNU in Japan GNU Wish List Help Keep Government Software Free GNU Software Available Now Contents of the Emacs Tape Contents of the Compiler Tape Contents of the X11 Tapes VMS Emacs and Compiler Tapes GNU Documentation How to Get GNU Software Free Software for Microcomputers GNU Software on Apple computers GNU Software on the Amiga GNU Software on the Atari GNUish MS-DOS project Freemacs, an Extensible Editor for MS-DOS GNU in Japan FSF Order Form Thank GNUs
A collection of past GNU's Bulletins is available via anonymous FTP: