Annual Report 2020 is out now!
2020 was a difficult year for everybody. As with everyone else, the events of the foundation were directly affected by the pandemic. It was a year of change as we adapted to the new environment.
We are excited to share some of our best moments, achievements, and great online events that happened throughout the year in our annual report
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT CHALLENGE — where we started our inaugural challenge to create new and better ways to engage new contributors. Phase One concluded in July and we received entries from a wide range of established applications and programs as well as start-up efforts.
TWO GNOME RELEASE, Orbis (3.38) and Gresik (3.36) — Many improvements landed such as new login and lock screens, a new Welcome tour, and drag-and-drop support in the application grid. The 3.38 release was also the first release for which we have provided our own installer images for debugging and testing purposes.
FIVE EVENTS AND FIVE HACKFEST — All our events this year were online due to Covid-19.
EIGHTEEN INTERNS — GNOME hosted fourteen students who successfully finished the Google Summer of Code, and two who successfully completed Outreachy internships. We also participated in Google Season of Docs with two technical writers who successfully finished the program.
PATENT SETTLEMENT — After 18 months of legal discussion with a patent assertion entity, a settlement was reached on On May 21ˢᵗ 2020. We were pleased with the terms of the settlement.
For more information and details please see the Annual Report
2020 wouldn’t have been this awesome without you!
Cheers and looking forward to the coming years.