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On GNOME's 10th Anniversary, de Icaza and Waugh Look Back, Ahead

Aug 29, 2007, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"It seems like just yesterday that the GNOME Project got its start, but actually it was a decade ago that Miguel de Icaza got the ball rolling. While de Icaza has largely focused his time on Mono recently, the GNOME community has kept making progress. To get some perspective on GNOME's history, I spoke to de Icaza and longtime GNOME contributor and GNOME Foundation board member Jeff Waugh.

"GNOME got started on August 15, 1997, when de Icaza announced the GNU Network Object Model Environment (GNOME). According to de Icaza, GNOME would be 'a free and complete set of user friendly applications and desktop tools, similar to CDE and KDE but based entirely on free software...'"

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