Community and Events
I have written a report of my experiences at the KDE booth of the Paris Linux Expo 2002. "Then I saw this magic thing: A live coding session by a truly talented KDE core developer: David took his laptop and started coding under my eyes. In five minutes, it was done: the "URL" label on Konqueror would accept a pasted URL and simply open it. Really great!
Arash Zeini is from Iran and takes part in translating KDE into Farsi. In his dialog with Tink for this Sunday's column of People behind KDE, Arash demonstrates that KDE helps lower borders, and facilitates friendships and collaboration instead. Here is a tribute to the diligent and efficacious work of the KDE translators.
KDE developers are cordially invited to the Free and Open Source Software Development Meeting (FOSDEM) which is taking place in Brussels on February 16-17, 2002. A dedicated KDE room will be made available for development talks as well as presentations.
Let the drums roll, there is reason to rejoice. Tink is back with her insightful interviews with the People of KDE. Tink has updated the set of questions, and notes that she has prepared an impressive list of future interviews. The launch of the new interview season features Kalle (yes, the one and only Matthias "Kalle" Dalheimer). Thanks to Tink for her great work. We hope you enjoy the new series.
The Annual (ex-Atlanta) Linux Showcase and XFree86 Conference took place last Thursday through Saturday in Oakland, California. Representing KDE at the
event were Ralf Nolden,
Ellis Whitehead, Roland Krause, Paul Campbell, and
Charles Samuels. Ralf
and Charles, who took photos, have made them available in a
picture gallery (made especially
The KDE Project today revealed its plans
for the LinuxWorldConference and
Expo, a European B2B summit for the Open Source community.
Last year, in the conference's debut, over 11,000 trade visitors and
100 exhibitors attended. The conference will take place from
October 30 - November 1, 2001, at the
Fairgrounds, Frankfurt, Germany.
Ralf Nolden, our friend and colleague, brought us the news late last week that two major products of the KDE project won Linux New Media awards at the "Systeme" fair in München. Konqueror, the versatile KDE web browser, file manager and document viewer, won the award for "Best client-side Open Source Software".