The People Behind KDE: Fabrice Mous

For this week's interview we hop over to Europe. We travel to the Netherlands to a town named Houten where a man lives who spends most his time writing up interviews and articles for the dot, whose ability to look
good while dancing with bad movements on the dance floor is legendary and who's forever 21, it's KDE-NL's Fabrice Mous!


Hey, the KDE-NL site actually has KDE 3.2.x screen shots :)Good job to the website maintainers on that detail.

Also, thanks for the interview. I hope tog et more involved in KDE this year too, maybe write documentation and tooltips.

By Alex at Sun, 2004/03/21 - 6:00am

Seems to be more a Beta version from last year.

By Anonymous at Sun, 2004/03/21 - 6:00am

By Anonymous at Tue, 2004/03/23 - 6:00am

Thank you Tink and Fabrice!

What about an interview with Lauri Watts?

By Henrique Pinto at Sun, 2004/03/21 - 6:00am

By AC at Sun, 2004/03/21 - 6:00am

Yer, Lauri Watts is definitely a real unsung hero. She's done a lot of marvellous work that isn't necessarily what people would call fashionable.

Wherever you are Lauri, thanks.

By David at Sun, 2004/03/21 - 6:00am

"Hero" is the perfect title for Lauri...

KDE developers are wonderful, but as import as them are the people who contribute to KDE in other ways, like Lauri and Fabrice, all the translators, the artists... and, of course, Tink!

One of the objectives of the Quality Team is to attract more non-developers contributors. If this succeeds, we'll have even more "heroes"...

But since there was already an interview with Lauri, what about Kurt Pfeifle?

By Henrique Pinto at Mon, 2004/03/22 - 6:00am

I contacted Lauri for an update interview a couple of months ago but she hasn't replied to my request yet, maybe this public outpour of support and admiration will persuade her ;-)

I also asked Kurt a while ago but he declined.

Thanks for the the compliments, it warms the heart ;-)


By Tink at Tue, 2004/03/23 - 6:00am

How about a self-interview - Tink on Tink?

By David at Wed, 2004/03/24 - 6:00am

Hier nog een inwoner uit Houten :)

Very nice interview. Keep up the great work Fabrice :)

By Niek at Mon, 2004/03/22 - 6:00am

Niek, you can find me at #kde-nl on irc. If you want we can chat a bit


By Fabrice Mous at Tue, 2004/03/23 - 6:00am

> For me the KDE-desktop is complete. But I truly think the KDE desktop needs
> (taskbased) information.

Yes, this would be really nice. Maybe it is a little difficult since KDE is not a distro, though I wish it were.

I got a bit of a shock when I tried to use MacOSX for the first time. I couldn't get the network printer to work so I pressed the help icon, not expecting anything useful, and it had loads of really easy to use task based help. It made it so easy!!

By Dominic Chambers at Wed, 2004/03/24 - 6:00am