Quote for Events Release

Hi Rob,

We're looking to get a quote from CodeThink in support of the press
release we're putting out about GNOME at the International Conference
on Free
and Open Source Software and the African Conference on FOSS and the
Digital Commons this Spring

The draft (very initial) release is below. Was wondering if you'd like
to provide a quote in support? We can draft one for you if you like,
but it might be best if it's your words.



BOSTON, Mass — April 07, 2010 — The GNOME Foundation announced today
that it will be participating in the International Conference on Free
and Open Source Software and the African Conference on FOSS and the
Digital Commons this Spring.

The second International Conference on Free and Open Source Software
(FOSS-Ng) will take place in the ancient historical Kano city in
Nigeria, from April 23rd to 25th, 2010. Supported by the Government of
Kano State, Bayero University and members of the FOSS-Ng Foundation,
this year the conference will focus on getting attendees involved with
Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) at both personal and official
levels. Titled "Free and Open Source Software : A tool for national
development and International Integration of Developing Nations",
presentations will cover a very diverse range of topics including
introductory material for beginners, intermediate and advanced users.

Alberto Ruiz, [brief bio goes here], will be representing the GNOME
Foundation, thanks to the generous support of Codethink

The fourth African Conference on FOSS and the Digital Commons (IDLELO
4) will be held this year in Accra, Ghana, from May 17th to 21st,
2010. Themed "Development with Ownership", this conference aims to
spread FOSS awareness and share experiences blah blah blah... "I am
particularly pleased by the opportunity the community summit will
offer for community leaders especially women and youth to interact
with technology creators and share their needs", says His Excellency
John Dramani Mahama, the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana and
Chairperson for the conference.

The GNOME Foundation will be represented by Fernando Herrera, [brief
bio goes here], who will be delivering GNOME training classes and Ben
Konrath, [brief bio goes here], who will be running the GNOME Booth.

About GNOME and the GNOME Foundation

GNOME is a free-software project whose goal is to develop a complete,
accessible and easy to use desktop for Linux and Unix-based operating
systems. GNOME also includes a complete development environment to
create new applications. It is released twice a year on a regular

The GNOME desktop is used by millions of people around the world.
GNOME is a standard part of all leading GNU/Linux and Unix
distributions, and is popular with both large existing corporate
deployments and millions of small business and home users worldwide.

Composed of hundreds of volunteer developers and industry-leading
companies, the GNOME Foundation is an organization committed to
supporting the advancement of GNOME. The Foundation is a member
directed, non-profit organization that provides financial,
organizational and legal support to the GNOME project and helps
determine its vision and roadmap.

More information about GNOME and the GNOME Foundation can be found at
www.gnome.org and foundation.gnome.org.

Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier <jzb zonker net>
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