July 1, 2010

GNOME Targets Wider Audience at GUADEC

July 1, 2010 — The organisational committee of GUADEC 2010, the annual GNOME Users And Developers European Conference, has scheduled two extra sessions, to be held immediately before the main conference, which are expected to draw wide and international audiences.

The GNOME Open Desktop Day and the GNOME Developers Training aim to expose newcomers – particularly governments, businesses, and developers – to the plethora of open source software possibilities. These events will be of great interest for ICT companies, public sector organisations and entrepreneurs interested in exploring opportunities and development of open source and GNOME-based products.

GNOME is the desktop environment installed by default in many Linux, Unix and BSD environments.

The additional sessions will take place on Monday and Tuesday, the 26th and 27th of July, in The Hague, The Netherlands. The main GUADEC conference will be held on the 28th-30th of July.

GUADEC 2010 marks the conference’s 11th year. This is the first year it will be held in The Netherlands. GUADEC has previously been held in locations such as Paris, Copenhagen, Birmingham, Istanbul and Seville. Conference organisors expect more than 500 attendees to participate over the week. Speakers for the conference include leading names from the open source development community and representatives from leading companies and public institutions in the open source area.

For more information on the event and registration, please visit the official GUADEC website:http://www.guadec.org/.

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 schedule.

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 andfoundation.gnome.org.

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