While XDA normally focuses on mobile technology and development, on this occasion we bring you news from the wider Linux and free-software community. The GNOME project (which has existed for around 17 years or thereabouts) is a long term project, providing an open source Desktop Environment for Linux and Unix-like operating systems for some time. It’s all open source, and it’s all free to use and share. Despite being a major open source project, the GNOME Foundation are concerned by recent trademark filings by Groupon (a $2.5 billion company), aiming to use the name “GNOME” for their own point-of-sale tablet-based operating system.
The GNOME Foundation is obviously unhappy . . . READ ON »
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