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NewsForge: Investment in Ximian will help bring Gnome to the masses

Jan 20, 2001, 13:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Grant Gross)

"With a new $15 million investment to play with, the Gnome services company formerly known as Helix Code has more resources to convert non-believers to the Open Source/Free Software desktop and to give those potential converts even more reason to make the switch."

"The commercial face to Gnome, which recently changed its name to Ximian, announced this week that Charles River Ventures and Battery Ventures invested the money, and CTO Miguel de Icaza seems to have dozens of ideas to improve the Open Source desktop experience."

"We can tackle problems we couldn't tackle before," says de Icaza. "This opens the door to many developments ... and we can help bring Gnome to more people."

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