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

“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

“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…'”