A group of enthusiastic KDE users and developers met last week at the
FOSS.IN conference in Bangalore, one of the largest Free and Open Source Software meetings in the world, to combine their efforts in various regions of the country under a common banner and build a central platform for all things KDE in India. Along with spreading KDE awareness in India, especially in colleges and
with local businesses, KDE.in has a few more practical goals. KDE.in
will provide Indian KDE developers and users with a community hub to
coordinate with and support each other.
Besides driving the ongoing
internationalization and localization efforts, a major aim is to foster
the creation and adaptation of KDE applications to needs specific to India
(the Patpedi cooperative banking systems, for example).
"We hope it will encourage more contribution to KDE and FOSS in general
from the large pool of technical, artistic and communication talent
present in India." said Sirtaj Singh Kang, one of the founders of KDE India.
Anyone interested is encouraged to join the mailing list at
firstname.lastname@example.org and join the discussions. The website at in.kde.org
will be built up over the coming weeks.