ORINDA, CA – November 1st, 2017 – The GNOME Foundation is pleased to announce that Canonical, creator of the Ubuntu operating system, has joined the GNOME Foundation advisory board. The Advisory Board is a body of stakeholder organizations and companies who support the GNOME Project by providing funding and expert consultation. The board includes Google, the Linux Foundation, and the Free Software Foundation, among others.

“The recently launched Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) had been widely anticipated as the first version of Ubuntu to switch to GNOME. The success of this release is thanks to the GNOME community. We’re excited to join the GNOME Foundation Advisory Board to continue our collaboration in closer partnership.” said, Jamie Bennett, Vice President of Devices and IoT Engineering at Canonical

Ubuntu is the most popular GNU/Linux distribution and is used by millions of users daily.

“Canonical brings a wealth of experience, and we’re extremely pleased that they’re engaging with the Foundation and the community.” said Neil McGovern, Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation.

The non-profit GNOME Foundation is an independent organization committed to supporting the advancement of the GNOME Project and software freedom. It provides financial, organizational and legal support to the GNOME Project and helps determine its vision and roadmap. GNOME software is used by millions of people around the world.

More information about GNOME and the GNOME Foundation can be found at www.gnome.org