Three New Companies Join The GNOME Foundation's Advisory Board

European Start-Ups in Media and Mobile Technology Use GNOME

Oct 05, 2005, 01:00 ET from GNOME Foundation

    BOSTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The GNOME Foundation today announced three
 new corporate members -- OpenedHand Ltd., Imendio AB and Fluendo S.L. These
 young growing companies are eager to support the GNOME Desktop project and
 become more deeply involved by joining GNOME's advisory board. Based in the
 United Kingdom, Sweden and Spain, and specializing in different applications
 of the GNOME platform, they reflect the diversity and optimism of the GNOME
     "We strongly believe that GNOME technologies give advantages on today's
 mobile and embedded platforms," said Matthew Allum, Director of OpenedHand.
 "At OpenedHand we are both GNOME developers and users. That's why we are
 excited to join the foundation and further support GNOME and broaden its
     "The GNOME platform has always been a core part of our business, so it's
 with great joy that we announce this partnership. Our developers have been
 involved both professionally and personally in GNOME since the beginning of
 the project. We see this as a great opportunity to also support GNOME
 financially," said Mikael Hallendal, CEO of Imendio AB.
     "With GStreamer as GNOME's multimedia framework we were happy to be
 invited to join the GNOME Foundation advisory board," said Julien Moutte, CEO
 of Fluendo. "Through collaboration with the GNOME and GStreamer communities we
 hope to provide a first class multimedia experience for GNOME users."
     About OpenedHand Ltd
     OpenedHand has unique skills and experience in royalty-free mobile and
 embedded open source software, ranging from low-level kernel development to
 user interface work. OpenedHand develops open source software as well as
 contributing to numerous free software communities including,, the Linux kernel, OpenEmbedded, GNOME, GTK and GPE.
      Media Enquiries:
      OpenedHand Ltd
      Matthew Allum
      Phone: +44 (0)208 676 4077
     About Imendio AB
     Imendio is a small European company employing some of the world's most
 experienced and talented GNOME and GTK+ developers. Imendio focuses on cross-
 platform library and API development, targeting platforms ranging from
 embedded devices to desktops. With extensive experience in GLib/GTK+ and
 XMPP/Jabber, Imendio provides first class software development services.
      Media enquiries:
      Imendio AB
      John Laerum
      Tel. +46706960408
     About Fluendo S.L.
     Fluendo specializes in delivering products and consulting services
 focusing on UNIX and GNU/Linux multimedia. Fluendo employs several of the main
 developers of the GStreamer multimedia framework, which is quickly
 establishing itself as the de-facto standard multimedia framework for
 GNU/Linux and UNIX systems.
     Fluendo's flagship product is the Flumotion streaming media server, which
 benefits from a unique and powerful distributed design. Fluendo leads the way
 by combining best-of-breed systems from the Open Source world with a strong
 team of highly knowledgeable software engineers and a management team with
 extensive streaming media expertise.
      Media enquiries:
      Fluendo S.L.
      Christian Schaller
      Tel. +34 933175153
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