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  • 1. The GNOME Project Ten years of freedom Carlos Garca Camposcarlosgc@gnome.org Carlos Garca Campos The GNOME Project

2. History1995: Windows 95!1996: The KDE project founded by Matthias Ettrich1997: The GNOME Project is announced by Miguel deIcazaCarlos Garca Campos The GNOME Project 3. Why GNOME?GNU Network Object Model EnvironmentThe were too many technologies missed in the freesoftware world compared to Windows 95Inconsistencies among X-Window applicationsKDE was very promising but it depended on (in thatmoment) non-free software (Qt)Miguel is interviewed at Microsoft where he knew ActiveXand COM technologies.When he went back to Mexico he and Federico MenaQuintero started to design GNOME.Carlos Garca Campos The GNOME Project