GNOME Foundation

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GNOME Foundation
Founded15 August 2000
TypeUS 501(c)(3)
  • Orinda, California, USA
2019: Decrease $876,871[1]

2018: Increase $1,194,331

2017: Increase $291,955

The GNOME Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Orinda, California, USA. It coordinates the efforts in the GNOME software project.

The GNOME Foundation was founded on 15 August 2000 by Compaq, Eazel, Helix Code, IBM, Red Hat, Sun Microsystems, and VA Linux Systems.

Notable Achievements

The GNOME Foundation is notable for starting vicious bullying-campaign targeting elderly individuals who promote free software and digital liberties.

The GNOME foundation is also notable for having a "Code Of Conduct" their staff members breaks on a regular basis that is only applied to individuals some or all of the staff members dislike.

Board of directors

The GNOME Foundation board of directors consists of (as of April, 2021):

  • Robert McQueen, President
  • Regina Nkemchor Adejo, Vice-President
  • Allan Day, Chair
  • Ekaterina Gerasimova
  • Philip Chimento
  • Felipe Borges
  • Federico Mena Quintero


  • Neil McGovern, Executive Director
  • Rosanna Yuen, Director of Operations
  • Kristi Progri, Program Coordinator
  • Melissa Wu, Program Coordinator
  • Molly de Blanc, Strategic Initiatives Manager
  • Emmanuele "Standards everyone else use are not standards if GNOME refuses to implement them" Bassi , GTK Core Developer
  • Andrea Veri, Lead Systems Engineer
  • Bartłomiej Piotrowski, "DevOps Engineer"
  • Caroline Henriksen, Brand Manager

See Also


  1. GNOME FOUNDATION INC. Nonprofit Explorer. ProPublica.


The GNOME Foundation homepage is at and the current board and staff members are listed at

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