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GNOME Foundation executive director wants you to think beyond the desktop

On the surface, the foundation is primarily a non-profit, one which can hold assets, both funds and trademarks on behalf of the community. However, by being so, it is also the public voice and image of GNOME, said McGovern. The project itself is wide ranging and has many different people who contribute to it, and the foundation is there to provide a direction and vision to the project, and to other organizations who want to contribute, or simply to know more.