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  • October 21, 2019 GNOME files defense against patent troll

    Orinda, CA – 2019/10/21 A month ago, GNOME was hit by a patent troll for developing the Shotwell image management application. It’s the first time a free software project has been targeted in this way, but we worry it won’t be the last. Rothschild Patent Imaging, LLC offered to let us settle for a high five figure amount, for which they would drop […]

  • October 18, 2019 GNOME opens recruitment to support Coding Education Challenge

    Orinda, CA. Today, October 18th 2019, the GNOME Foundation has announced two positions it is recruiting for to help drive the GNOME project and Free Software on the desktop. As previously announced, this is in support of our Coding Education Challenge, as well as the project more generally. The Foundation is currently recruiting for two […]

  • GNOME Shell 2019 Hackfest concludes in Leidschendam Netherlands

    The GNOME Shell 2019 Hackfest which took place in Leidschendam, Netherlands have concluded. During the Hackfest various discussions was held and work was done to improve Wayland integration with GNOME Shell, mixed DPI densities, Xwayland-on-demand, and more! Thanks go out to the Revspace Hackerspace for the venue. Reports from the Hackfest is available on the […]

  • October 11, 2019 GNOME Asia Summit 2019 to take place this weekend in Gresik, Indonesia

    GNOME Asia Summit 2019 will take place this weekend in Gresik, Indonesia. The main focus is primarily on the GNOME desktop, but also applications and platform development tools are covered. The summit brings together the GNOME community in Asia to provide a forum for users, developers, foundation leaders, governments and businesses to discuss the present […]

  • September 25, 2019 GNOME Foundation facing lawsuit from Rothschild Patent Imaging

    The GNOME Foundation has been made aware of a lawsuit from Rothschild Patent Imaging, LLC over patent 9,936,086. Rothschild allege that Shotwell, a free and open source personal photo manager infringes this patent. Neil McGovern, Executive Director for the GNOME Foundation says “We have retained legal counsel and intend to vigorously defend against this baseless […]

  • September 20, 2019 GNOME.Asia Summit 2019 Registration is now open

    We’re excited to announce that the Registration for GNOME Asia Summit 2019 is now open at https://2019.gnome.asia/#/registration GNOME Asia Summit 2019 which will take place between 13-14th  October in Gresik, Indonesia.  The main focus is primarily on the GNOME desktop, but also applications and platform development tools are covered. The summit brings together the GNOME […]

  • September 12, 2019 GNOME 3.34 Released

    The latest version of GNOME 3 has been released today. Version 3.34 contains six months of work by the GNOME community and includes many improvements, performance improvements and new features. Check out our release video at https://youtu.be/qAjPRr5SGoY! Highlights from this release include visual refreshes for a number of applications, including the desktop itself. The background […]

  • September 6, 2019 Google Summer of Code 2019 concludes

    After nine weeks, Google Summer of Code 2019 has concluded. During the summer, nine students have worked on a range of projects which will yield great benefits to upcoming versions of GNOME. There no there is no doubt that this represents a substantial amount of effort and we hope that all of the students will […]

  • August 28, 2019 GNOME Foundation launches Coding Education Challenge

    The GNOME Foundation, with support from Endless, has announced the Coding Education Challenge, a competition aimed to attract projects that offer educators and students new and innovative ideas to teach coding with free and open source software. The $500,000 in funding will support the prizes, which will be awarded to the teams who advance through the three […]

  • August 22, 2019 GUADEC 2019 about to start in Thessaloniki

    GNOME’s main conference, GUADEC, will run from tomorrow, Friday, August 24th to Tuesday, August 28th in Thessaloniki, Greece. Thessaloniki is Greece’s second-largest city located in the North of the country. GUADEC 2019 will feature 3 days of presentations, and afterwards there are 2 days reserved for BOFs or Birds of a feather sessions and workshops. […]