ORINDA, Calif., March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The GNOME Foundation is pleased to announce that Endless, creator of the Endless computer and operating system, has joined the GNOME Foundation advisory board. The Advisory Board is a body of stakeholder organizations and companies who support the GNOME Project by providing funding and expert consultation. The board includes Google, Intel, the Linux Foundation, and the Free Software Foundation, among others.
"We are very excited to join the GNOME Foundation advisory board," said, Jonathan Blandford, VP Engineering at Endless and GNOME advisory board member. "The goals of the GNOME Foundation are perfectly aligned with the goals of Endless; to create a technology platform for the general public that is designed to be elegant, efficient, and easy to use."
The Endless computer is the world's first fully functioning desktop PC designed to bring the next four billion people into the information age.
"Endless is using GNOME in innovative ways to help close the digital divide. We're excited to have them share their vision on the GNOME advisory board," said Shaun McCance, President of the GNOME Foundation Board of Directors.
The nonprofit GNOME Foundation is an independent organization committed to supporting the advancement of the GNOME Project and software freedom. It provides financial, organizational and legal support to the GNOME Project and helps determine its vision and roadmap. GNOME software is used by millions of people around the world.
More information about GNOME and the GNOME Foundation can be found at www.gnome.org.
Endless was founded in 2012 with a single mission: to provide access to affordable personal computers to people all over the world. The flagship product is called Endless, a fully functional desktop computer and operating system designed for emerging markets. Right now, just over two billion people have computers. Nearly five billion can't afford one. With the plummeting cost of faster microprocessors, the next billion people will soon be able to afford high quality, powerful, and affordable technology. This creates the opportunity to change lives at a scale never before possible. Education, health, livelihood: these are the things that digital access means to people in Guatemala, China, India, Kenya, Indonesia, and so many other parts of the globe. Endless' mission is far from over; it is just getting started. Endless has a presence in San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico, London, Taiwan, and Guatemala with people on the ground in Jordan, the UAE, and India. We believe in possibilities that are Endless - we invite you to join us on our journey. www.endlessm.com
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