Friends of GNOME Update February 2020

Welcome to the February 2020 Friends of GNOME Update! February was a lot of fun for us, and we’re excited to share what we’ve been up to.

GNOME on the Road

We went to FOSDEM! You can read all about it on the Engagement Blog.

While at FOSDEM, Molly de Blanc gave two sessions, one on ethics and IoT and one debate on licenses advancing social goals. Neil McGovern joined a discussion on the relevance of the Free Software and Open Source Definitions today.

March is a very exciting month for us.


Neil, Melissa Wu, and Rosanna Yuen will be at SCaLE 18X! You will be able to find them in Pasadena, California, US on March 5 – 8 at the GNOME Booth.

March 14 – 15, Molly and Neil can be found in Boston, MA, US at LibrePlanet. We will have a booth where you can chat, learn about GNOME, and, of course, pick up swag.

Come March 19 – 22, Molly and Neil will be in Singapore at FOSSASIA. Molly will be talking about open source citizenship.

Accessibility Roadmap (and GTK4)

The GTK and accessibility hackfest in Brussels, BE was great! Emmanuele Bassi wrote about the hackfest on the GTK blog.

Highlights include developing the schedule for the next snapshot of GTK4; working on features blocking the release of GTK4; and reviewing the current state of accessibility and working on a roadmap for those issues. We’d like to add a special thank you to Hypra for their help in our accessibility work.

Join us in Nigeria and Mexico!

Social Hour

In January, Justin W. Flory joined us for a social hour, a time to casually discuss topics relevant to the GNOME community. Justin does a lot of great things for free and open source software, but the focus of the social hour was his work with the Fedora diversity and inclusion initiative.

Technical Updates

We have some exciting technical work going on. This includes the upcoming addition of three servers. We are busy migrating a number of our web sites to OpenShift, including Indico, which powers

GNOME Challenge Update

Several months ago we announced the GNOME Coding Education Challenge. A lot of planning has happened since then, and a lot of changes. To keep up with everything going on you can sign up here.

Thank you!

Thank you so much for being a Friend of GNOME!

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