KDE was present at Cebit 2007 in Hannover, the world's largest IT fair. The booth was located inside the LinuxPark in Hall 5, where Linux New Media had given us and other open source projects the opportunity to present their work. Alexander Neundorf, KDE buildsystem maintainer and the booth manager in charge for large parts of the event, considers this year's CeBIT "a very successful event for KDE". Read on for his report.
On Thursday, when the
So our Debian friends arranged that we could exchange the booth with Franz
The team for the first day of CeBIT (ltr):
We had the Gnomes as direct neighbors. This turned out to be a lot
Thanks to our great community the KDE booth was always very well staffed,
We had a lot of interesting chats with visitors. There were very different
During the event, members of the KDE projects gave a couple of talks in the Linux Forum. On Saturday, Jürgen Gerner talked about KDE in everyday business while on Sunday, Torsten Rahn talked of the current state of KDE and gave a glimpse of KDE 4.0. On Wednesday, Daniel Molkentin of KDE PIM fame was a guest in a public round table on groupware systems, which targetted medium-sized businesses.
Due to the generous support from Novell, Canonical and Fedora we were able to give away a lot of CDs/DVDs to visitors so they could get a real-life impression of the power of KDE. Thanks also go to all those who staffed the booth, especially all first-time contributors and the people from the German Kubuntu team.