p2pnet news | Open Source:- Motorola and Google have joined the GNOME advisory board and are now also among organisations sponsoring the GNOME Foundation.
GNOME is a desktop environment — the graphical user interface which runs on top of a computer operating system — composed entirely of free software, says the Wikipedia.
“It is an international project that includes creating software development frameworks, selecting application software for the desktop, and working on the programs which manage application launching, file handling, and window and task management.
It’s part of the GNU Project and can be used with various Unix-like operating systems, most notably Linux, and as part of Java Desktop System in Solaris, says the Wikipedia.
“With these two new additions to its advisory board, the GNOME Foundation continues to strengthen its industry support and shows that the support for free and open source software is growing – especially in the mobile space with technologies like GNOME Mobile,” says a statement.
The new funds and resources will be used on programs which support GNOME’s goal of universal access such as accessibility outreach programs, usability studies and internationalization efforts, it says, adding the project has three main goals:
- Free and open source desktop accessible to all. GNOME is a free desktop available to everyone, regardless of language, physical ability, technical expertise.
- Development platform. GNOME is a powerful development platform for developing free and open source software applications.
- GNOME Mobile. GNOME technologies provide a foundation for mobile applications from tablets to cellular phones.
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