"'I've been working for GNOME since years before there was a
GNOME.' So says the father of Free Software. We already knew of his
visionary qualities, but apparently GNOME was a twinkle in daddy's
eye way back in 1983.
"The GNOME foundation was created as a shelter or shepherd for
the technical interests of the GNOME desktop. 'The GNOME foundation
is interested in the excellence of GNOME software, of course
subject to the fact that it is free software,' wrote Mark Galassi,
a rocket scientist and author of GNU software, in one of the
earliest archived posts to the foundation list.
"Stallman posted his candidacy to the foundation-announce list
yesterday, qualifying himself for the elections to the GNOME