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[News] GNOME Desktop Sets Goals, Adds SFLC Guy

  • Subject: [News] GNOME Desktop Sets Goals, Adds SFLC Guy
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 04:57:29 +0000
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What should the GNOME Foundation accomplish in 2010?


Checking in on the GNOME Foundation

,----[ Quote ]
| In that first run-up we basically had a 
| couple of the usual chuckleheads waging war 
| against a flimsly constructed straw man in 
| hopes of discrediting RMS/FSF/Free Software 
| with a secondary effect of promoting âOpen 
| Sourceâ as the preferred term (and a 
| tertiary effect of embarassing themselves). 
| The usual tactics from the usual suspects.
| Today, I saw that Bradley M. Kuhn is now a 
| member of the GNOME Foundation. GNOME is in 
| desperate need of people who understand and 
| respect the Free Software ethos, so this is 
| welcome news indeed.


Gnome 3 Usability Hackfest

,----[ Quote ]
| As the GNOME 3.0 approaches, the GNOME 
| Community is going to hold a Usability 
| Hackfest in London from feb 22-26. Those 
| who are not aware about the usability 
| project, it aims to make GNOME appearance 
| more efficient and pleasant to the users. 
| In this hackfest, they are planning to work 
| and improve the design and usability of 
| some new GNOME 3.0 components.



GNOME Revamps and Renews Outreach Program for Women

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| The approach? Think Google Summer of Code --
| complete with internships, mentors, and
| sponsors -- with an emphasis on team
| contributions rather than stand-alone
| projects.
| GNOME ran a similar outreach program in
| 2006, and received one hundred applications
| within two weeks. Because funds are (always)
| limited, great projects (and talent) had to
| be turned away -- but Google was so was
| impressed by the proposals, it funded three
| additional projects. The 2006 Women's
| Outreach Program had six participants, but
| organizers are tentatively planning on five
| participants this season.

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