"Twice as many people have declared their candidacy for
membership on the board of directors of the GNOME Foundation as
there are directors to be elected. Among them is Richard M.
Stallman, who was unsuccessful in his candidacy for the board last
year, as well as numerous people familiar in the GNOME development
"Stallman, founder of the free software movement, fell short of
gaining the needed votes when he sought board membership last
"The current board is made up of Jonathan Blandford, Miguel de
Icaza, Nat Friedman, Jim Gettys, Jody Goldberg, Telsa Gwynne, James
Henstridge, George Lebl, Federico Mena-Quintero, Havoc Pennington,
and Daniel Veillard. Of these, Bladford, De Icaza, Friedman,
Goldgerg, Henstridge, Mena-Quintero, and Veillard seek re-election.
De Icaza, Mena-Quintero, and Veillard have been on the board for