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Debian joins Gnome Foundation Advisory Board

Debian Project                                    http://www.debian.org/
Debian joins Gnome Foundation Advisory Board            press@debian.org
November 21st, 2000

The Debian project has been invited to join the Advisory Board of the
recently created Gnome Foundation.  The Advisory Board is a forum for
organizations and companies that have an interest in Gnome to
communicate with the Board of the Foundation and work together to
support Gnome.

The Debian project is within a large variety of vendors on the
Advisory Board like Borland, Compaq, Eazel, Free Software Foundation,
Gnumatic, Helix Code, Henzai, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, MandrakeSoft,
Object Management Group, Red Hat, Sun Microsystems, TurboLinux and VA

>> About Gnome Foundation

The Gnome Foundation will work to further the goals of the Gnome
project.  To achieve these goals, the Foundation will coordinate
releases of Gnome and determine which projects are part of Gnome.  The
Foundation will act as an official voice for the Gnome project,
providing a means of communication with the press and with commercial
and noncommercial organizations interested in Gnome software.

>> About Debian

The Debian project is an organization of many users who volunteer
their time and effort.  Its tasks include maintaining and updating
Debian GNU/Linux which is a free distribution of the GNU/Linux
operating system, and the development of the Debian GNU/Hurd operating

>> Contact Information

For further information, please send email to the Debian Press Team
<press@debian.org> or visit the Debian homepage at <http://www.debian.org/>.

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