KDE Public Relations and Marketing

Linux Journal Readers Choice Awards are Open

Do you like KDE and its applications? Don't hesitate to tell the world. A good possibility is the 2003 Linux Journal Readers' Choice Awards where voting is now running. "Linux Journal, the leading magazine of the Linux community, is pleased to announce that voting in the 2003 Readers' Choice poll is officially underway. Make your vote count as you tell us your favorite distribution, development tools, LJ column and much more." Voting closes July 25.

KDE e.V. on the KDE League

There have been rumours recently about the financial situation of the KDE League, as well as criticism of its apparent inactivity. With KDE e.V., the KDE developers' organisational body which controls the KDE League, being recently resurrected, we will now be able to blow new life into the KDE League. [Ed: Matthias Kalle Dalheimer was recently elected a KDE e.V. board member and the KDE e.V. President.]

KDE Is the "Best Open Source Project"

Moments ago, at LinuxWorld Expo being hosted in San Francisco, CA, the KDE Project was honored as the winner in the "Best Open Source Project" category. On hand to accept the Open Source Product Excellence Award on behalf of the KDE development community were KDE developers Charles Samuels and Rob Kaper, as well as yours truly.

New KDE Website Lets You Get Involved

Just a few weeks ago we announced
the launch of the KDE Promo
mailing list.
Today we are launching a website,
promo.kde.org, to go along with it.
The site is dedicated to the promotion of KDE, and is for anyone who wishes
to contribute to KDE other than coding (for which we have
developer.kde.org) or

New Mailing List for KDE Promotion

A new mailing list has been launched for KDE'rs interested in KDE advocacy and promotion. Possible discussion/action items range from writing articles about KDE for the dot, to handing out CDs in computer science centers at universities, to writing stories or reviews. This forum is for brain-storming ideas and bringing them to fruition.

Improving KDE Public Relations

There is a general consensus that the KDE project, despite its technical superiority among various desktop environments, has had a poor PR record, especially in North America. Now that the release has been delayed a week or so, let's take this opportunity on dot.kde.org to present and share ideas that will help the KDE PR and marketing efforts. Just to get us started, here's one idea which I mentioned to Mosfet: