The LA Times has an open letter to the Mexican president-elect: "First, Mexico's future lies with free, 'open source' software like
the operating system Linux, and Gnome, another open-source effort
to build a Windows-like screen. Gnome itself was developed by a
young Mexican programmer, Miguel de Icaza, who is 27 years old.
This summer, De Icaza started the Gnome Foundation
(http://www.gnome.org) to unify and stabilize the Linux desktop
software, and he acquired the support of IBM, Sun Microsystems,
Hewlett-Packard and Compaq, among other major U.S. companies."
October 2, 2000