GNOME Annual Report 2019

Annual Report 2019 is out now! :heart_eyes: :confetti_ball: :balloon: :tada:

We are excited to share some of our best moments, achievements, and great events that happened throughout the year in our annual report

Highlights include:

  • We increased the foundation’s staff with three new employees: a GTK Core Developer, a Program Coordinator and a Strategic Initiatives Manager.

  • We released Taipei (3.32) and Thessaloniki (3.34)

  • Technical achievements including GNOME Flatpak runtime, VM images, and Continuous Integration improvements.

  • Accessibility achievements including new ARIA support in ATK and AT‑SPI2, improving the accessibility of web browsers; Orca support for Chrome/Chromium; and a “Pointer Location” feature for Wayland sessions.

  • GNOME moved to communications to Discourse, a free web forum software. We have over 500 registered users making 70 posts per day.

  • We organized 10 events 13 hackfests.

  • We attended 11 conferences, where we presented, hosted a booth, and represented GNOME.

  • GNOME hosted eight students who successfully finished the Google Summer of Code and three who successfully completed Outreachy internships.

  • In August 2019, a patent assertion entity, Rothschild Patent Imaging, LLC, charged GNOME with patent infringement.

For more information and details please see the Annual Report

2019 wouldn’t have been this awesome without you!
Cheers and looking forward to coming years.

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Dear Mrs. Progri,

the report looks really nice. May I ask if you have used GTK/Gnome tools to create it?

And in the report it was mentioned that the Gnome foundation has hired a new GTK core developer. That is really great, can you tell us his name? I had the feeling that Mr Bassi and Mathias Larson already are employed, so it may be someone other? So GTK has 3 fulltime devs currently?

That’d be me.

Matthias Clasen is the GTK maintainer, and he’s employed by Red Hat to manage the desktop team there; he works on GTK on his spare time. Benjamin Otte is employed by Red Hat to work on GTK; Alexander Larsson is employed by Red Hat and he works on Flatpak most of the time, though he contributes to GTK on is spare time.

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Hi @StefanSalewski

Hope you had a nice weekend!
The design of annual report is done by our designer @Chenriksen , I think she can share with you some more details.

Hi @StefanSalewski,

Thank you! The report was created mainly in Scribus but most of the patterns and shapes were built in Inkscape.

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