[fdn-ann] Re: 2nd call for comments on release

It was sent out on Monday...


~  Developers and corporations join to expand and promote GNOME. ~

LinuxWorld Expo, San Jose, CA  -- August 15, 2000 -- The GNOME project
today announced the creation of the GNOME Foundation.  The  foundation
will help set the technical
direction of the GNOME project, offer a forum for industry leaders to
contribute to GNOME, and promote
the broad adoption of GNOME.  The GNOME project has built a complete
free and easy-to-use desktop
environment for end users, as well as a powerful application framework
for software developers.  GNOME
runs on Linux and other Unix and Unix-like operating systems.

The GNOME Foundation will provide organizational and financial support
for GNOME and related open
source software projects. The foundation will also ensure the continuity
of development for the Linux
desktop beyond the participation of individual volunteers and provide a
vehicle for contributions of
financial support and intellectual property.

The foundation's board of directors will be elected by the hundreds of
volunteer developers from all
over the world who are contributing to the GNOME project.

GNOME Advisory Board
The GNOME project also announced the creation of an Advisory Board which

will allow corporate partners to support GNOME.  Initial members of the
Advisory Board include Helix
Code, Red Hat, Eazel, Sun Microsystems, IBM and VA Linux.

"Quotes here"

About the GNOME Foundation
The GNOME Foundation provides organizational, financial and legal
support to the GNOME project.  The
foundation will help determine the vision and roadmap for GNOME.  It
will also assist in creating
technical standards, coordinate GNOME releases, and determine which
software projects are part of
GNOME.  The foundation will make public statements and administer funds
on behalf of the GNOME
project.  The Foundation will be incorporated as a membership-based,
not-for-profit corporation.

You are invited to participate in the GNOME Foundation. We welcome
contributions in many forms. Our
membership consists of those individuals who have demonstrated a
commitment to the development of
GNOME through participation in the development, documentation and
promotion of GNOME. The Advisory
Board provides a vehicle for organizations and companies to communicate
with the GNOME community and
support GNOME. Additional information is available at

Melissa London wrote:

> Has the release been sent for approvals yet?
> --
> Melissa London
> Director, Red Hat Corporate PR
> 919-547-0012, x226
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