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We’re excited to celebrate our 25th birthday today! Thanks to our founders Miguel de Icaza and Federico Mena Quintero for starting GNOME and thanks to all our contributors and supporters over the last 25 years.  We could never have gotten to GNOME 42 without your help!  

What began as a two-person project in 1997 has come a long way! We’ve updated our Anniversary website, originally created by an Engagement Team member for our 20th birthday, with a new look, new details, and more photos. Look back at our history and see where 25 years of progress have taken us! Visit

Join our celebration! There are a number of ways you can celebrate with us: follow us on Twitter or Mastodon to join the conversation and share a happy birthday photo, grab a 25th-anniversary tee from the GNOME Shop, or make a donation!