"Eazel Inc., a Linux start-up company founded by some veterans
from Apple Computer Inc. , said that it had received $11 million in
its first round of funding from Accel Partners, a well-known
Silicon Valley venture capital firm."
"The company, based in Palo Alto, Calif., also said that Bud
Colligan, a partner with Accel and also the former chairman of
Macromedia Inc. , has joined the company's board of directors."
"Eazel, founded in August, 1999, is developing user
interface software that it hopes will make the Linux operating
system easier to use. Eazel's software will become a key component
of the next version of the GNOME project, an open source project
that is developing a graphical user interface for Linux."