OCT
5
2011

Freedom. 15 years. Party!

On October 14, 1996, Matthias Ettrich posted a message to Usenet (comp.os.linux.misc), announcing "Programmers wanted!" for a "New Project: Kool Desktop Environment (KDE)". Now, 15 years later, Matthias’s dream of a "GUI for an ENDUSER" has been fully realized. And more. Sometime in the next 2 weeks, Plasma Active One will be released, extending Matthias's plan for a "modern interface" with a "common look & feel" to a range of enduser devices from desktop to mobile. KDE has grown beyond a Linux Desktop GUI to a global community of people. But it still has the same innovative spirit and a commitment to serving users of Free and Open Source Software.

SEP
29
2011

KDE España - An Inspiring First Year

At Akademy 2010, it was agreed that KDE España would be the official representative of KDE in Spain. One of the terms of the agreement is that KDE España reports on their performance annually. Recently, they sent their report to the Board of KDE e.V. They've been busy.

SEP
28
2011

Google Summer of Code Achievements - Chapter Three

Over the past few months, members of the KDE community mentored students as a part of the Google Summer of Code (GSoC). In this annual program, students receive a stipend to write code for a Free Software project, mentored by someone from the project. With KDE participating for the seventh time, students worked on many KDE projects, some of which are already being included in KDE releases. 47 of 51 projects were finished successfully this year. This is the third and final article featuring The GSoC students’ achievements in the Google Summer of Code program.

SEP
27
2011

Google Summer of Code Achievements - Chapter Two

Over the past few months, members of the KDE community mentored students as a part of the Google Summer of Code (GSoC). In this annual program, students receive a stipend to write code for a Free Software project, mentored by someone from the project. With KDE participating for the seventh time, students worked on many KDE projects, some of which are already being included in KDE releases. 47 of 51 projects were finished successfully this year. This is the second article featuring students’ achievements in the Google Summer of Code program.

SEP
26
2011

Google Summer of Code Achievements - Chapter One

Over the past few months, members of the KDE community mentored students as a part of the Google Summer of Code (GSoC). In this annual program, students receive a stipend to write code for a Free Software project, mentored by someone from the project. With KDE participating for the seventh time, students worked on many KDE projects, some of which are already being included in KDE releases. 47 of 51 projects were finished successfully this year. This is the first article featuring students’ achievements in the Google Summer of Code program.

SEP
10
2011

Google Summer of Code & Season of KDE

How awesome are the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) and Season of KDE (SoK) programs? According to Daniel Moctezuma, "All the work done by students in GSoC/SoK will have an impact in Free Software and the world." Daniel is one of the 2011 GSoC students. Lydia Pintscher is the main administrator of these programs for KDE. She made the following report.

AUG
26
2011

Wrap Up - Desktop Summit 2011 Berlin

A big "Thank You!" to all the sponsors, Technologiestiftung Berlin (TSB; in English, Technology Foundation of Berlin), Humboldt University of Berlin, and nearly 800 attendees who gathered from around the world to make a successful Desktop Summit 2011!

AUG
24
2011

KDE in France - the View from RMLL

Geoffray Levasseur attended RMLL (Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre/Libre Software Meetings) in Strasbourg, France on behalf of KDE, and gathered some useful feedback on our efforts and the views of Linux users in general.

AUG
19
2011

Join KDE Italia at CoNAsSL 2011

KDE Italia, the Italian community backing the KDE Italia website and the KDE Italia forum, is pleased to invite you to CoNAsSL 2011, an end-of-summer event aimed at gathering all the Italian associations involved in Free Software.

AUG
11
2011

Joining the Game at the Desktop Summit


Jonathan Kolberg

Desktop Summit 2011 continues. On Tuesday, GNOME and KDE had their annual meetings, with KDE e.V. managing to finish in time for lunch. However, many members came back after lunch to continue discussion about challenges and opportunities for KDE in a BoF. Over the past few days, the university has been kept busy with four tracks of BoFs, workshops and meetings - enough to keep most attendees checking their schedules and the building maps.

One particular highlight of the past few days was the Intel AppUp workshop, in which conference attendees who had preregistered for the workshop were able to learn about the AppUp program.

Discussing both, we caught up with Jonathan Kolberg, one of our Individual Supporting Members. We asked him why he decided to Join the Game, what he made of the KDE e.V. meeting and the Desktop Summit as a whole and how he is enjoying playing with the Intel developer tablet.

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