Welcome to the The GNOME Foundation stand!

GNOME is a community striving to create an elegant and modern desktop, free for everyone. Since 1997 the project has developed essential applications such as Text Editor, Music, Videos, Files, Boxes, Software and more which many linux users are familiar with. Behind the scenes, the GNOME community also develops and contributes to core low level technologies such as GLib, GTK+, Flatpak, Wayland and more. Over the last decade GNOME has released three major versions and since GNOME 3 the project has released new content on a bi-annually basis and is consumed by a large set of distributions and users.

The GNOME Foundation @ FOSDEM

1. People can learn about the latest developments of the GNOME desktop environment, including seeing what they look like. 2. People will be able to engage with and talk directly to GNOME developers, designers and other community members. 3. We will have live demos of GTK 4 and our latest release of the desktop environment. 4. We can provide immediate help to people with questions about installing or using GNOME. 5. We will also use this time to raise awareness about GNOME (paid) internships, especially to the many students who attend FOSDEM.
The The GNOME Foundation stand

The GNOME Foundation in 2020

Things we did since last FOSDEM: * Completed the ten year development of and released GTK4; * Constant technical and infrastructure support for Flathub.org; * Settled a patent case resulting in a portfolio of patents being available to all open source projects; * Organized GUADEC, GNOME.Asia, GNOME Onboard Africa Virtual, and the Linux App Summit; * Implemented and supported free software services for the FOSS community, including Big Blue Button; * We participated in Outreachy, Google Summer of Code and Season of docs; * Launched and partially completed the Community Engagement Challenge, designing new ways to get people involved in FOSS; and * Started GNOME Circle -- a way for other projects to get more involved with GNOME Our Plans for 2021 * Organize four conferences (GUADEC, GNOME.Asia, Pan African GNOME Summit, and the Linux App Summit); * Host other events like remote social events and hackfests for teams and working groups across the project; * Complete the Community Engagement Challenge; * Resume offering travel grants (hopefully); * Release two more GNOME editions; * Hire more interns for paid internships in free software; and * Launch new initiatives, including Faces of GNOME, web site updates, new swag, and increased conference participation.