We want to provide a warm, friendly, and harassment-free environment, so that anyone can contribute to the best of their abilities. To this end our project uses a “Contributor Covenant”, which was adapted from You can find the full pledge in the CODE-OF-CONDUCT file.

Participation to the project communication channels listed below is subject to this code of conduct.

IRC Channel (archive)

Join the #guix channel on the Libera Chat IRC network to chat with the community about GNU Guix or to get help in real-time.

Info Mailing List (archive)

Subscribe to the info-guix low-traffic mailing list to receive important announcements sent by the project maintainers (in English).

Help Mailing List (archive)

Subscribe to the Help mailing list to get support from the GNU Guix community via email. You can post messages in English though we also accept other languages.

Bug Reporting (archive)

If you found a bug in Guix, check whether the bug is already in the bug database. If it is not, please report it.

Development Mailing List (archive)

Discussion about the development of GNU Guix. Until July 2013, the bug-Guix mailing list filled that role.

Patches Mailing List (archive)

Submission of patches. Every message sent to this mailing list leads to a new entry in our patch tracking tool. See this page for more information on how to use it; see the manual for more information on how to submit a patch. Until February 2017, the guix-devel mailing list filled that role.

Science Mailing List (archive)

Discussions about using GNU Guix for scientific purposes: reproducible research, high-performance computing (HPC), and more.

Commits Mailing List (archive)

Notifications of commits made to the Git repositories.

Security Mailing List

This is a private mailing list that anyone can post to to report security issues in Guix itself or in the packages it provides. Posting here allows Guix developers to address the problem before it is widely publicized.

Sysadmin Mailing List

Private mailing list for the build farm system administration.


Private alias to reach the maintainer collective. This should generally not be used to discuss technical issues.

GNU System Discuss Mailing List (archive)

Discussion about the development of the broader GNU system.

GNU/Linux-libre Mailing List (archive)

Workgroup for fully free GNU/Linux distributions.

GNU Info Mailing List (archive)

GNU software announcements.