OCT
6
2010

KDE and GNOME Desktop Summit 2011 from 6 to 12 August

The Desktop Summit is a co-located event which features the yearly contributor conferences of the GNOME and KDE communities, GUADEC and Akademy. Next year the conference will take place from 6 to 12 August, 2011 in the city center of Berlin at the Humboldt University, Unter den Linden. The event will feature keynotes, talks, workshops and team building events.

SEP
7
2010

KDE Brazil Team Spreads the Word at FISL

KDE is very active in South America as any readers of the blogs at Live Blue will know already. The KDE Brazil team attended this year's FISL, one of the major free software events in South America, meeting up with some new users of KDE software and spreading the word of Konqui.

AUG
12
2010

KDE Reaches New Audiences in North America

KDE software has traditionally been strongest in Europe and South America. With the growth of events such as Camp KDE and many key contributors calling North America home, KDE is increasing its presence in this region.

Among upcoming highlights, KDE will be at Ohio Linux Fest on September 10-12 later this year. Read on for more details.

JUL
30
2010

Desktop Summit 2011 Announced

KDE e.V. and GNOME Foundation to Co-Host 2011 Desktop Summit in Berlin

GNOME and KDE are teaming up again to host the 2011 Desktop Summit in Berlin, Germany. Due to the success of the 2009 Desktop Summit the projects will co-locate GUADEC and Akademy once again in August, 2011 for the largest free software desktop event ever.

JUL
23
2010

Henri Bergius on Akademy, MidGard, Open Collaboration Services and GeoClue

At Akademy, we ran in to many interesting people, including "random motorcycle adventurer" Henri Bergius, who is also a board member for Akademy co-organizers COSS among his many other free software related activities. Read on for the full conversation.

JUL
15
2010

Successful KDE Finances Sprint Held

On April 23rd, developers from various finance-related KDE applications gathered in Eschborn, near Frankfurt, Germany for the first ever KDE Finance Sprint. The fellowship was composed of developers from KMyMoney, Kraft and Skrooge. This was a week after the ash cloud stopped all flights over Europe. Until the last minute, it was not clear whether those who were coming by plane would be able to make it. Fortunately, the airports opened just in time. Read on for a report for the meeting.

JUL
11
2010

Last Days at Akademy 2010

Unfortunately, all good things come to an end. Friday was the last day at Akademy and by the evening a few people had already gone. Others were sitting at Demola, scattered around the place or chatting in small groups. And some decided to stay at TOAS and use the public spaces there for hacking and talking. Read on for what happened in the last few days!

JUL
9
2010

Planet KDE Goes International

During Akademy the promo team discussed the idea to have localized Planets in different languages. The same day, Planet Master Jonathan Riddell jumped on it right away, and already the Planet in Spanish is online.

Blogs from various Spanish speaking bloggers and KDE contributors are aggregated there. Everyone interested in what is going on in the Spanish language KDE community can visit the site where you can also find an RSS-feed for easy syndication.

JUL
7
2010

Akademy 2010: Almost Like Being There

Not everyone can make it to Akademy, although given the number of people here it almost seems like everyone did. For those of you not able to be here, we have been making great efforts to video the talks, capture the atmosphere through photographs and pick up some of the Akademy chatter through informal interviews with community members. If you can't be here, read on for the next best thing.

JUL
7
2010

Georg Greve on KDE and the Supporting Membership Program

At LinuxTag 2010, the KDE community announced the "Join the Game" campaign to support KDE e.V.'s Supporting Membership Program. The first new member was Georg Greve, founder of Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE). We caught up with him for a 'short' interview that turned into a two hour conversation about life, the universe and everything. The pertinent bits are excerpted below.

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