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GNOME has long believed that we are stronger with a diverse contributor base. This mixing of ideas from a wide range of backgrounds is something that has improved free and open source software, and it should be highly valued.

Historically, free software has failed at engaging with Black, ethnic minorities, and marginalized communities. This is especially a problem when those who could benefit the most from a free and open software stack—to be in control of their own computing—are marginalized in their efforts to contribute towards that computing.

Thus, GNOME stands firm with #BlackLivesMatter. The exclusion and prejudice that is faced by millions of black and ethnic minority communities throughout the world is something that GNOME takes a stand against. We must all work together to ensure a future that is fair, equitable, and open for all, no matter what the color of your skin, your accent, or your background.