We promote software freedom

GNOME brings companies, volunteers, professionals, and non-profits together from around the world. We make GNOME, a completely free software solution for everyone.


GNOME is led by the non-profit GNOME Foundation. Our board is democratically elected, and technical decisions are made by the engineers doing the work. We are supported by many organizations; employees from over a hundred companies have contributed since the project began.


We believe that software should be developed in the open. Our development infrastructure and communication channels are public, and our code can be freely downloaded, modified, and shared with others. All our contributors have the same rights.


Our project is an important part of the Free Software ecosystem. We work with other free projects to create high-quality solutions that span the entire software stack.


Our software is translated into many languages and comes with built-in accessibility features. This means that it can be used by anyone, regardless of the language they speak or their physical abilities.


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