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Federico Mena Quintero is a Mexican computer programmer.

He wrote the GNOME Canvas while working at Red Hat. He also maintained GIMP for a time, and was one of the first hires at Ximian, now owned by 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 Icaza, to study computer science; he left there to work at Red Hat in the United States. He's lived most of his life in Mexico City, but currently lives in Xalapa, Veracruz, with his wife, Oralia.

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