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    Debian member of the GNOME foundation
    Submitted by robster on Thursday, November 23, 2000 – 21:53
    Debian is now a member of the GNOME foundation. Press release follows.

    Personally I think it is great that Debian has a place on the foundation as one of the most popular 101% free distros with a growing number of users. It can help represent the views of the developers and the users from a DFSG point of view.
    The Debian project has been invited to join the Advisory Board of
    the
    recently created Gnome Foundation. The Advisory Board is a forum
    for
    organizations and companies that have an interest in Gnome to
    communicate with the Board of the Foundation and work together to
    support Gnome.



    The Debian project is within a large variety of vendors on the
    Advisory Board like Borland, Compaq, Eazel, Free Software
    Foundation,
    Gnumatic, Helix Code, Henzai, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, MandrakeSoft,
    Object Management Group, Red Hat, Sun Microsystems, TurboLinux and
    VA
    Linux.


    >> About Gnome Foundation



    The Gnome Foundation will work to further the goals of the Gnome
    project. To achieve these goals, the Foundation will coordinate
    releases of Gnome and determine which projects are part of Gnome.
    The
    Foundation will act as an official voice for the Gnome project,
    providing a means of communication with the press and with
    commercial
    and noncommercial organizations interested in Gnome software.


    >> About Debian



    The Debian project is an organization of many users who volunteer
    their time and effort. Its tasks include maintaining and updating
    Debian GNU/Linux which is a free distribution of the GNU/Linux
    operating system, and the development of the Debian GNU/Hurd
    operating
    system.


    >> Contact Information



    For further information, please send email to the Debian Press Team or visit the Debian homepage at
    .


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