KDE e.V.'s Annual General Meeting was held today during the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. The KDE e.V. is the association that provides representation, support and governance to the KDE community. After former board member Klaas Freitag and KDE e.V. president Aaron Seigo stepped down and vice president Adriaan de Groot's term ended, three open positions had to be filled. Adriaan de Groot was re-elected as vice president of KDE e.V. and two new board members have been elected.
Celeste Lyn Paul, the leader of KDE's usability efforts, and Frank Karlitschek, the man behind KDE community web services such as KDE-Look.org and KDE-Apps.org. Karlitschek is also known for his efforts to introduce the Social Desktop to KDE. The new president of the KDE e.V. is Cornelius Schumacher, and Frank takes over the role of vice president and treasurer from Cornelius.
Cornelius Schumacher says "I'm honored and proud to serve KDE e.V. in the board and as president. It is an organisation driven by the community and the strength and growth of this community is a promise for the future of the Free Desktop and Free Software in general." Celeste Lyn Paul adds, "as a member of the board I will focus on supporting design and usability efforts in KDE. These have been an essential part of the KDE 4 success story and we will continue in this direction." Frank Karlitschek notes "KDE, while offering great technology has not yet deployed its full potential in the market place. My personal passion is to drive this further and enable the community to deliver on the potential of the KDE platform."