"There are many visions of GNOME: the GNOME Desktop probably is
what most people see, while some think of GNOME as a more general
project which also delivers a developer platform and other
software. Few people would answer that GNOME is a community when
asked the 'What is GNOME?' question. It's the community creating
the project, improving it and promoting it, but also the community
using the project. The user community lives inside the broader
GNOME community. This is too often forgotten..."