Community and Events
The latest addition to the KDE web family is already a few days
old and in search of enthusiastic women coders, writers and designers.
The new KDE-Women website has set
out to do this and much more. The stated goal of the website:
"We want to build an international KDE forum for women by providing a
place where women can present what they already contribute to KDE and
women, who want to contribute, find a starting point. But the content on
I have been in the progress of organising a KDE booth at the Linux Expo in London on the 4th/5th July 2001. I have some more good news in that we will also have a booth at the Linux Expo in Birmingham, at the NEC on 12th/13th September.
Many KDE Developers will converge the week of March 22-28 in Hannover, Germany for CeBIT (English). CeBIT is Europe's largest computer trade show with over 8,000 companies representing 60 countries in attendance. Torsten Rahn wrote in with details of what's
going on there with KDE:
"The KDE Project will be presenting a snapshot of the upcoming KDE 2.2
We are proud to announce the first Open Source and Free Developers' European Meeting featuring Fyodor, Jeremy Allison, Richard Stallman, Kevin Lawton, Phil Thomson, Rasmus Lerdorf and more. David Faure will be offering a KDE presentation.
The meeting will take place in Brussels Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th February 2001, and is organised in collaboration with VA Linux which is actively sponsoring the event.
Linux Journal´s editorial Board announced recently the list of winners for the second annual LJ´s Editor Choice Award. KDE wins the Best Desktop Environment category. Notice that this is different from LJ´s Reader Choice Award that KDE won earlier this year.
Congratulations to the KDE community and many many thanks to Linux Journal, for the high quality tribune they produce for us and for this new award.
Our interviewer-in-chief, Tink, comes back this week with her entertaining suite of questions, this time answered by Sandy Meier, member of the KDevelop creators team. Go learn about Sandy's human profile and don't forget to visit his project's web page. Who knows, maybe you decide you'd like to become part of that wonderful team.
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I'm pleased to announce that KDE received the
Linux Journal Readers' Choice award for
Favorite Desktop Environment at the Atlanta Linux Showcase. You
can take a look at the award poster. Congratulations everyone!