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Help the GNOME project defend its trademark!

Groupon has announced a product called Gnome, trying to claim the name of the popular desktop for Linux and BSD desktops that has been around for 17 years. This is outrageous!

Even if you don’t use the GNOME desktop yourself (I don’t do neither) please consider donating to the GNOME Foundation to help them protect their trademark and set a signal that FLOSS projects will be protected.

This legal defense is not just about protecting GNOME’s trademark; it is about asserting to the corporate world that FLOSS trademarks can and will be guarded. Not just by the project in question, but by the community as a whole. As a result, all FLOSS trademarks will be strengthened at once.

— Lucas Nussbaum, Debian Project Leader

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