The GNOME Foundation

The GNOME Foundation is a non-profit organization that believes in a world where everyone is empowered by technology they can trust. We do this by building a diverse and sustainable free software personal computing ecosystem.

How it Works

While the many GNOME contributors develop code, smash bugs, write documentation, and help users, the Foundation acts as a guiding hand in the process and provides resources and infrastructure. It steers releases, determines what software is officially part of the Project, and acts as the official face of the GNOME Project to the outside world, though it delegates most of its authority to specialized teams.

But that face, like the face of GNOME itself, is made by you. The GNOME Foundation membership is open to all GNOME contributors (including GNOME Circle), and every member of the Board of Directors is a contributing member of the GNOME community. Becoming a member of the Foundation strengthens your voice in the Project and gives you an opportunity to vote on goals that will steer the GNOME Project into the future.

Support GNOME

GNOME is built by people. People who are passionate about what they’re doing and care about everyone using, studying, and modifying the technology they are making. The GNOME community is a collection of amazing, inspiring people who come together to do amazing things, to push the project forward, raise awareness, teach, learn, share, organize events, and create the place we call our home within free software. Our community includes millions of people using GNOME as a desktop environment, bringing ideas into the world with GTK, and packaging their apps to Flathub.

Recent News

  • Application open for GNOME Foundation Executive Director
    The GNOME Foundation is looking for qualified candidates for the position of Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation. We are looking for an individual with existing experience in the wider […]
  • GNOME Chat Moves to Matrix
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  • GUADEC 2022 Registration is Open!
    We’re pleased to announce that Registration for GUADEC 2022 is now open! GUADEC is the largest annual gathering of GNOME developers and community members. This year’s edition will be a […]

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