Gnome and Mozilla Foundations to Join Forces

MozillaGnomeThe Gnome Foundation, which is responsible for the Gnome project, and the Mozilla Foundation, a non-profit organization responsible for overseeing the Mozilla project, have announced a joint collaborative effort to “improve developer support and user experience of desktop applications on GNU/Linux and other free software systems”.

Here’s the rest of the announcement:

The partnership has three aspects:

  • The Mozilla Foundation will join the GNOME Foundation advisory board, helping set the long-term direction of the project.
  • Mozilla reaffirms its commitment to integrating with the GNOME platform for the XUL development platform, and for Mozilla Firefox.
  • The Mozilla Foundation announces a grant of $10,000 to the GNOME Foundation, to be spent on the improvement of the accessibility of the GNOME desktop environment via the “GNOME Outreach Program: Accessibility” program.

“GNOME and GTK+ have been our environment of choice for years. As we move from desktops into the mobile market, we will continue to work with GNOME to ensure that Mozilla and Firefox users on GNOME platforms will have the best experience possible”, according to Mozilla evangelist Chris Blizzard.

“Mozilla and GNOME people have been collaborating for nearly a decade. Together we’ve been able to make contributions to the foundation of each other’s platform – from GTK+ to Cairo to browser desktop integration”, says GNOME Foundation Director Vincent Untz. “But the real story is about two organizations sharing many common values including our shared commitment to innovation and bringing freedom to our user base.”

Both projects actively support open standards and formats. Mozilla contributes to the W3C HTML5 working group and WHATWG working group, in order to ensure an open web platform for all future Internet users. GNOME is a member of the ODF Alliance and works with other desktop projects under the freedesktop.org umbrella to offer the best user experience to desktop users. These involvements aim to create space for innovation and to give freedom to the user.

source

Related Posts

An Open Source Toolkit for Your Small Business Whether your small business has been around for years or you’re just starting out, it simply makes good sense to use open source software for everythi...
Open Document Format Toolkit IBM and Sun MicroSystems, Inc. have "announced the launch of the OpenDocument Format (ODF) Toolkit Union, a new open-source software community project...
Elisa 0.5.18 Released The Elisa development team has announced the release of Elisa Media Center 0.5.18. Elisa Media Center is a cross-platform, free and open source media...
LGPL-licensed Qt solutions released Qt software has released the first batch of Qt solutions licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL). According to the release announc...
Free Software Office Suites, word processing, and spreadsheet applications One of the advantages of using free and open source operating systems like Linux and BSD distros is that users have a wide range of applications to ch...
Customize Firefox with Fashion Your Firefox You can already download and install as many Firefox add-ons as you like, but now the Mozilla Foundation has made it a lot easier to customize your Fi...

We Recommend These Vendors and Free Offers

Launch an SSD VPS in Europe, USA, Asia & Australia on Vultr's KVM-based Cloud platform starting at $5:00/month (15 GB SSD, 768 MB of RAM).

Deploy an SSD Cloud server in 55 seconds on DigitalOcean. Built for developers and starting at $5:00/month (20 GB SSD, 512 MB of RAM).

Want to become an expert ethical hacker and penetration tester? Request your free video training course of Online Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking

Whether you're new to Linux or are a Linux guru, you can learn a lot more about the Linux kernel by requesting your free ebook of Linux Kernel In A Nutshell.


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*