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GNOME.org: Charity Begins @gnome: An Annual Appeal

Dec 23, 2002, 03:00 (2 Talkback[s])

Greetings,

As the end of 2002 approaches, we can look back on a year of important accomplishments for GNOME--the release of 2.0, GUAD3C, the first Boston Summit, and the growing adoption of GNOME by model projects such as schools in Spain and Brazil.

To have more impact next year, GNOME Foundation needs the support of individuals such as yourself. In the current economic climate, financial support from corporations has tightened and we must look to the GNOME community to help us fund our fourth annual GNOME Users and Developers European Conference in Dublin, Ireland. GUADEC is scheduled at Trinity College from June 14-18th, 2003.

GUADEC serves not only as a technical gathering for gnome hackers and users, but also provides a focal point for free software use by companies and governments. With the help of private donations, the foundation will be able to fulfill more requests from hackers for travel subsidies.

This past August, GNOME Foundation was granted tax exempt status by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. This means that all contributions to the foundation are now tax-deductible in the U.S. *Remember, to qualify for a charitable tax deduction in 2002, you must make your donation by December 31st.* Even a small donation is important.

Contributions can be made on-line, via PayPal, at <http://www.gnome.org/friends/> or by sending a check via snail mail to:

GNOME Foundation
401 Park Drive, 3 West
Boston, MA 02215-3325

Thank you in advance for your support.

Best wishes in the New Year,

tim

Timothy Ney
Executive Director
GNOME Foundation