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When GNOME Met KDE: Q and A With GNOME Foundation Director Stormy Peters

Aug 12, 2010, 21:36 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack M. Germain)

"The GNOME Project is widely recognized in the world of Linux as a leading developer community of a free and easy-to-use desktop environment. GNOME is part of the GNU/Linux Project.

"The label "GNU" is a recursive acronym meaning GNU's Not Unix, according to GNU.org. Based in Cambridge, Mass., the GNOME Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the goals of the GNOME project. The Foundation is comprised of a board of directors, the executive director and the members consisting of supporting vendors and individuals.

"Among the Foundation's primary duties are coordinating releases of GNOME software and determining which projects are part of the GNOME Project. The Foundation also acts as the official voice for the GNOME Project. This maintains a communications channel with the media and commercial and non-commercial organizations interested in GNOME software."

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