LinuxPR: MandrakeSoft Joins the GNOME Foundation

“MandrakeSoft today announced that it is joining the Advisory
Board of the GNOME Foundation, which aims to promote the GNOME
graphical desktop. Linux-Mandrake operating system has included
GNOME since early versions and the GNOME has recently become the
desktop of choice for many Linux-Mandrake users.”

“We are delighted that MandrakeSoft is joining the Foundation’s
Advisory Board and extending its commitment to GNOME,” said Miguel
De Icaza, co-founder of GNOME. “MandrakeSoft’s market leadership
role in the European Linux market and its strong retail presence in
the US will allow GNOME to reach a much broader audience

“MandrakeSoft affirms its commitment to the Foundation and
to GNOME’s bright future by also announcing to financially sponsor
several GNOME developers so that they may focus on developing GNOME
Office/OpenOffice for the benefit of the entire


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