GNOME Foundation came years after GNOME. GNU started GNOME.
GNU has more than a hundred successful software projects. Some are cornerstones of the operating system, and you're moaning because there are some GNU projects which haven't been successful. And how are your microkernel and your Flash replacement coming along? Written any good compilers or standard c libraries recently?
I don't know about Flash replacements, but microkernel? The non-GNU world has Minix 3.2, which is squarely BSDL, and is way ahead of HURD, which after experimenting w/ 3 microkernels, is back to Mach 3, which under the most recent definitions has stopped being regarded as a microkernel a while ago? The microkernel race is over, and there are a number of successful non GNU & non GPL ones in the market - proprietary ones like QNX, open ones like Minix and multi-licensed ones like L4. As for compilers or libraries, LLVM/Clang has been coming up well enough that Apple, FreeBSD and Minix all feel confident to deprecate GCC and replace it w/ LLVM/Clang.
Honestly, GPL3 on a lot of these GNU projects that you listed has meant that companies migrate to more free/open and less 'libre' alternatives. When Apple chooses to replace something as tried out & fantastic as Samba, you know that there's a problem. Samba may be the best file & print server out there, but when it has this license, vendors who use it run for cover.