Community and Events

aKademy Team Announces International Lineup

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The aKademy Team is proud to announce the schedules for the KDE Community World Summit 2004, code-named "aKademy", taking place in Ludwigsburg, Germany from August 21st to 29th. Featuring speakers from IBM, Novell, SUSE, Conectiva, Trolltech, HP and many community hackers and activists, it promises to be a highlight of the Free Software calendar.


KDE @ LinuxTag 2004: A Great Success Bodes Well for aKademy

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"The tenth annual LinuxTag proved to be a very successful event for the
forty-plus KDE developers who presented their award-winning desktop
environment to more than 16,000 enthusiastic visitors at 'Europe's largest
OpenSource Event'." So begins Torsten Rahn's excellent report on KDE's
presence at LinuxTag 2004.

KDE @ LinuxTag 2004: A Great Success Bodes Well for aKademy


Large KDE Presence at LinuxTag 2004

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LinuxTag 2004 is the largest Linux and Open Source exhibition in Europe. Last year over 19,500 visitors and 159 exhibitors attended the event. This year's event will be hosted in Karlsruhe, Germany from June 23 through June 26. The KDE Team will have a large presence there, including several presentations and workshops, a large number of KDE developers, and of course the KDE mascot Konqi.


Planet KDE Discovered

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Planet KDE is an aggregation of public weblogs written by contributors to the K Desktop Environment. The opinions expressed in these weblogs and hence this aggregation are those of the original authors. Planet KDE is not a product or publication of KDE e.V.; as such, it does not necessarily represent the views of the KDE project as a whole or the views of KDE e.V. Planet KDE is powered by Planet and is run by me.


Open Source Developers' Conference Announcement

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The organizing committee would like to announce the Desktop Developers' Conference in Ottawa, Canada, July 19-20th 2004, the two days preceding the Ottawa Linux Symposium.

The Desktop Developers' Conference is targeted at those developers who are contributing to the development of Free Desktop environments, application integration, and free operating system infrastructure intended to improve the desktop user experience.


KDE CVS Server Gets Memory Boost

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KDE's main
CVS
server received a memory upgrade today bringing its total memory to 2.5 GB RAM. The CVS server forms the heart of KDE's technical infrastructure and is responsible for providing KDE developers world wide with up to date versions of the KDE software. Due to the increasing number of KDE developers and KDE hosted projects the previous configuration reached its limits. With the new memory we expect to be able to provide reliable operation for quite some time to come. The memory upgrade has been financed from


KDE Quality Team Revisited

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At the beginning of March, the KDE Project announced the launch of the Quality Teams Project, a new effort to help people contribute to KDE, whether you are a programmer or not. Lots of people showed interest, and we enjoyed an initial burst of activity, so read on to find out what has happened, and how you can get involved in your favorite desktop environment, and see your work being distributed around the world.


Brussels is the Hub to Go: 14-15 April 2004

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Most European legal frame related to new technologies is cooked up at Brussels. Its future members will decide on the patentability of software, on data privacy issues, TPRM, and so on. On 14th and 15th April a conference and Linux User Group event chaired by Daniel Cohn-Bendit (member of European parlament) takes place. Join an install party within European Parliament (and bring your favorite MEP with you). Attend a panel with eg. Alan Cox, Georg Greve, Jon Lech Johansen (of decss fame).