"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
"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
"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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