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Re: Charity begins @gnome: An Annual Appeal

From: GNOME Foundation
Subject: Re: Charity begins @gnome: An Annual Appeal
Date: 23 Dec 2002 12:09:07 -0500

On Fri, 2002-12-20 at 18:30, Richard Stallman wrote:

> Would you please post a new version of this appeal, mentioning that
> GNOME is the GNU desktop?  Then we would repost it on info-gnu.



As the end of 2002 rapidly approaches, we can look back on a year of
important accomplishments for GNOME, the GNU desktop - the release of
2.0, GUAD3C, the first Boston Summit, and the growing adoption of GNOME
by model projects such as schools in Spain and Brazil.

To have more impact next year, GNOME Foundation needs the support of
individuals such as yourself.  In the current economic climate,
financial support from corporations has tightened and we must look to
the GNOME community to help us fund our fourth annual GNOME Users and
Developers European Conference in Dublin, Ireland.  GUADEC is scheduled
at Trinity College from June 14-18th, 2003.  

GUADEC serves not only as a technical gathering for gnome hackers and
users, but also provides a focal point for free software use by
companies and governments. With the help of private donations, the
foundation will be able to fulfill more requests from hackers for travel

This past August, GNOME Foundation was granted tax exempt status by the
U.S. Internal Revenue Service.  This means that all contributions to the
foundation are now tax-deductible in the U.S. *Remember, to qualify for
a charitable tax deduction in 2002, you must make your donation by
December 31st.*  Even a small donation is important. 

Contributions can be made on-line, via PayPal, at
<> or by sending a check via snail mail to:

GNOME Foundation
401 Park Drive, 3 West
Boston, MA  02215-3325

Thank you in advance for your support.

Best wishes in the New Year,


Timothy Ney
Executive Director
GNOME Foundation

P.S. Please forward this letter to your workmates or friends of the
GNU community who might wish to support GNOME.

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