GNOME and GIMP Receive $400K from Handshake Decentralized Certificate Authority

The Handshake organization apparently launched today at handshake.org, and they already donated $10.2 million US dollars that they’ve collected from various project sponsors to several Free and Open Source Software projects, including GNOME Foundation, which received $300,000, and the GIMP project, which received the rest of $100,000 USD. GNOME Foundation is the non-profit organization behind the popular GNOME desktop environment. The Handshake team said that the donation of $400,000 US dollars is their way of saying a big thank you to the Free and Open Source community for their contributions to the world, as without these open source project Handshake wouldn’t be possible. Moreover, the company said that the pledge ensures their economic gains will be directly beneficial to the open source community.