[fdn-ann] Media advisory crossed the wire

The below and attached media advisory crossed the wire at 11:48 am PDT. Please let us know if you have any questions

August 9, 2000


GNOME Project Press Conference at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo

WHAT:   Miguel de Icaza, founder of the GNOME project, and other prominent industry executives will discuss plans for the evolution of the GNOME project.  Press and analysts in attendance will have the opportunity to participate in a question-and-answer session following introductory remarks.

WHEN:   Tuesday, August 15, 2000, noon - 1:30pm PDT

WHERE:  LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Room K, San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA
WHO:    Miguel de Icaza, Founder of the GNOME project and Helix Code, Inc.;
Brian Behlendorf, CTO and Co-founder of Collab.Net;
Jim Gettys, Principal Member of Technical Staff, Compaq Computer Corporation;
Mike Boich, President and CEO of Eazel, Inc.;
Linas Vepstas, CEO, Gnumatic Incorporated;
Daniel Frye, Program Director, IBM’s Linux Technology Center;
Bob Young, Chairman of Red Hat, Inc.;
Marco Boerries, Vice President and General Manager, Sun Microsystems, Inc.; and
Chris DiBona, Director of Marketing, VA Linux Systems.

DETAILS:        The GNOME project has built a complete, free and easy-to-use open source platform desktop environment, as well as a powerful application framework for software developers.  GNOME runs on Linux and other UNIX and UNIX-like operating systems.  For more information, visit www.gnome.org.

To attend, please contact:
Barbara Heffner, bheffner@chenpr.com, (781) 466-8282 or Cecile Roux, croux@chenpr.com, (650) 357-8749, both of CHEN PR.

GNOME Media Advisory 8.9.00.doc

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