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We're excited to announce the official release of GNOME 40! After countless hours of work from the GNOME community, this release brings many exciting updates!

See the release highlights at forty.gnome.org/

Or view all the details in our release notes: help.gnome.org/misc/release-no

@gnome Why is #OpenSource tagged here?

I thought GNOME was an official GNU Package and using the term “Open Source” is not in accordance with GNU Free System Distribution Guidelines?

@SuperDicq @gnome GNOME has never been a part of GNU. The only relations the two ever had, was GNU endorsing GNOME.

@foreign_friend @gnome @alatiera Well maybe it should stop being a GNU package if the GNOME Foundation doesn’t care about the GNU philosophy.

@SuperDicq @gnome @foreign_friend Jesus, It never was a GNU package, and most of the GNOME software is either GPL or LGPL...

GNOME has asked many many months ago that this page is corrected...

@alatiera @SuperDicq @gnome interesting. well in any case, can't wait for it to come to Debian sid ;)

@SuperDicq @gnome @alatiera regardless of whether they are GNU or not (gnu network object model LOL) i'd wanna know who's paying for cancelling rms

@alatiera

While GNOME has been independent for quite some time and grew quite big as a project, and none of it matters now, at minimum; there _was_ a relationship in the past.

@SuperDicq @gnome

@maryjane @alatiera @SuperDicq

GNOME never has been a GNU project. The GNOME Foundation has repeatedly asked the GNU project to remove GNOME from their list of modules for the past two years, and didn't get a response.

@gnome @maryjane @alatiera @SuperDicq im confused... :confused: what does that exactly mean is it the old free/open source discussion? or are we talking about something eles?

@gnome

Thanks for clarifying, I used the expression: "there _was_ a relationship in the past."

Instead of: It was a GNU project,
exactly to avoid stating something that might be wrong.

But yes, thanks for clarifying and the details.

@alatiera @SuperDicq

@gnome congratulations to all involved on the release! I've been testing it in the fedora 34 beta an the progress is nothing short of amazing.

@gnome It looks great, I'm excited to start using it. Well done to everyone involved!

@gnome I am very looking forward to using it in my distro!! <3

@gnome Congratulations!!! I've been using it for over a week now, and I must say, controlling overview and workspaces is great! I never used to use workspaces, or only minimally, but now since it's so easy I *really* take advantage of them.

@gnome So happy this has come out *cries tears of joy!*

@gnome Not a GNOME user, but it looks like a very nice release. Well done!

@gnome i am a big fan of your forty presentation and videos 👌

@gnome Wow. It's stange to think that #gnome 3 was 10 years ago...

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