"In the past two years, GNOME and the GTK+ projects have
inspired many enterprising hackers to start companies and risk
investing capital into a market that surprisingly has shown to be
robust, providing not only adequate funding for these companies but
room enough to expand operations.
"I wanted to find out how successful these companies are and to
really discover if there is a market out there for GNOME and free
software desktops in general. I will be profiling various companies
who have shown an affiliation with the the GNOME free desktop and
it's underlying components in a series of interviews over the next
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