Canonical becomes part of the Board of the Gnome Foundation

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A few weeks ago Canonical and Ubuntu released the first stable version of Ubuntu with Gnome 3. The first version in a long time to use Gnome as the main desktop. The next development will also have Gnome as the main desktop and will be the first LTS version to feature Gnome as the main desktop.

Two facts that not only demonstrate Canonical's support for Gnome but also make many users can have their preferred distribution without making any changes. And it seems that this will be the case for a long time.

Canonical has confirmed its entry into the Gnome Foundation Advisory Board, an important governing body of the Gnome Foundation that not only confirms Canonical's support for the desktop but the intention to help in the development of its programs and possibly bring it to other platforms such as the IoT.

Canonical will cooperate with the Gnome Foundation to improve Gnome

In the Advisory Council of the Gnome Foundation are important companies such as Gnome, RedHat, FSF or Linux Foundation, something that has not fallen on deaf ears, since Gnome is one of the most powerful and complete Linux desktops that currently exists.

Canonical's intention with this association is to help in the development of Gnome and all its software, improving it and making it more useful and functional if possible. A) Yes, It seems that Ubuntu will be one more contributor to the Gnome desktop rather than a simple desktop user. Although the participation in the Gnome Foundation may also be due to Canonical's intention to go public and obtain investment funds. In this regard, Canonical's intention could be to attract more capital thanks to holdings in flagship institutions within the Gnu / Linux world.

In any case, be it for one reason or another, the end user will be the winner of all this, since they will see how their linux desktop acquires more functionality, more utility and a lower consumption of resources. However Will Gnome end up looking like Unity? What do you think?


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  1.   Angel J Mota M said

    Gnome is already looking like Unity in this first version.