LinuxPR: GUADEC 2002 Gathers Top GNOME Developers, Enthusiasts

The third annual GNOME User and Developer European Conference
(GUADEC) boasts a program that includes top developers and
Free/Open Source software luminaries

BOSTON, Mass.- March 26, 2002 – The third annual GNOME User and
Developer European Conference (GUADEC), will bring developers,
GNOME Foundation leaders and individual, business and government
GNOME users to Seville, Spain next month. The conference is a
unique forum for highlighting the capabilities of GNOME, the user
environment for desktops, networked servers and portable Internet
devices. GUADEC will also feature meaningful discussions of the
future direction of GNOME development.

“The GNOME Project has more than 700, mostly volunteer,
developers worldwide,” said Timothy Ney, GNOME Foundation executive
director. “GUADEC is a unique event that brings these talented
individuals together to discuss and demonstrate their work and to
build roadmaps for future development. The energy and enthusiasm
they bring to GUADEC is tremendous.”

GUADEC is being held April 4-6, 2002 in the Escuela Superior de
Ingenieros in Seville, Spain. The program boasts a stellar lineup
of speakers, including Jon “Maddog” Hall of Linux International,
Miguel de Icaza, GNOME Foundation president and CTO of Ximian, Inc.
and Jim Gettys, Principle Member of Technical Staff, Cambridge
Research Laboratory, Compaq Computer Corporation.

“Since the inception of the GNOME Project in 1997, thanks to the
contributions of thousands of developers worldwide, GNOME has
quickly matured as a computing environment,” said Miguel de Icaza,
president of the GNOME Foundation and CTO and co-founder of Ximian,
Inc. “In addition to the efforts of the developer community, strong
corporate support has built up the momentum behind GNOME, helping
make it the open source environment of choice for the corporate
desktop. The development goals we discuss at GUADEC will pave the
way for the development of even more powerful, scalable and stable
desktop applications for Linux and UNIX users.

GNOME is a free software project that is developing a complete,
easy to use desktop for GNU/Linux (more commonly known as Linux),
BSD, Solaris, HP-UX and a variety of other Unix and Unix-like
operating systems. The GNOME desktop is used by millions of people
around the world. More than 700 computer developers, including over
100 full-time, paid developers, contribute their time and effort to
the project.


The GNOME User and Developer Europe Conference (GUADEC) is an
annual gathering of GNOME developers, enthusiasts and individual,
business and government users worldwide. It provides a forum for
members of the GNOME project to showcase their work and to discuss
the future of GNOME development. Housed in a different European
country each year, GUADEC is a catalyst for the future development
and direction of GNOME. Sponsors for GUADEC 2002 include
Hewlett-Packard Company, Ximian, Inc. Isotrol and the Open Source
Development Network.

About the GNOME Foundation

Comprised of hundreds of volunteer developers and
industry-leading companies, the GNOME Foundation is an organization
committed to supporting the advancement of GNOME. The Foundation
provides organizational, financial and legal support to the GNOME
project and helps determine its vision and roadmap. GNOME is an
entirely free user environment for desktops, networked servers and
portable Internet devices. The modern architecture and design of
GNOME includes a technically advanced application development
platform and a powerful end-user desktop environment. Major leading
software industry and computer manufacturers support the GNOME
development effort, which is led by a worldwide community of
volunteers. More information on GNOME is available at


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