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Federico Mena Quintero is a Mexican computer programmer who wrote the GNOME Canvas while working at Red Hat. He also maintained The GIMP for a while, and was one of the first hires at Ximian, now Novell, where he still works. Along with Miguel de Icaza, Federico founded the GNOME project.
He attended Mexico's National Autonomous University (UNAM), where he met de Icaza, to study computer science; he left there to work at Red Hat in the US. He's lived most of his life in Mexico City, but currently lives in Xalapa, Veracruz, with his wife.
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