"The GNOME project today announced five major initiatives aimed
at delivering an industry-wide open user environment. These
To establish the GNOME user environment as the unifying desktop
for the Linux and Unix communities.
Adoption of OpenOffice.org technologies for integration into
Integration of the Mozilla browser technology into GNOME.
Industry leaders to work together to improve the quality,
reliability and accessibility of the GNOME user environment around
Establishment of the GNOME framework as the standard for next
generation Internet access devices."
"GNOME is receiving a tremendous boost in terms of support,
backing and commitment for contribution and improvements," said
Miguel de Icaza, founder of the GNOME project. "GNOME is now well
positioned to be the next generation user environment, uniting the
existing Linux and UNIX communities. We are building an alternative
environment based on free software and open principles. By
leveraging other open technologies we are able to maintain our
focus on making the most attractive development environment."
"GNOME has achieved significant acceptance from the Linux and
Unix communities. Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard are
announcing their adoption of GNOME as the future default user
environment for Solaris and HP-UX, respectively. The GNOME user
environment is the default for Red Hat, TurboLinux and several
other leading Linux distributions and is available for all major
Linux distributions. As a result, this initiative will unify many
variations of Unix under a single user environment. It creates a
cost-effective framework based on open standards and open source
that will enable developers to write solutions for many different
platforms, while competing on implementations."
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