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B.7. The Future of GNOME

The GNOME system is constantly being updated, fixed, and improved. Following the lead of other free software projects such as Linux, the GNOME team maintains two branches of the GNOME software. New technologies are distributed in a development branch which developers can use and experiment with. As the technologies mature and the software becomes more stable, the code is released with the stable branch, which is targeted at deployed systems.

The evolution of GNOME is not decided by one person or a comittee: GNOME evolves in the direction that the GNOME programmers consider important or interesting. And you can be one of those programmers; the GNOME team welcomes your code, patches, opinions, and help.

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