"The GNOME Foundation, a new association of open community
developers and leading high-technology companies, will have a
significant impact on the local IT industry where skills are
"The development of a modern user environment, based on open
industry standards which will run on virtually all UNIX operating
systems as well as hardware platforms, will work well within the
South African IT industry," says Schlee."
"This translates directly into easier administration and
increased productivity and efficiency. Like driving a car, once
you're familiar with GNOME on one system, you'll know how to use
any other GNOME-powered device," continues Schlee."