On June 5-7th the Korean version of the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo series opened its doors for the first time in Seoul. The visitors could learn about various Asian distributions which use KDE including Haansoft.
The Korean team of translators with its head Cho Sung-Jae ran a booth showing the current KDE as well as distributing the brand new Kubuntu Dapper CDs to people - which was a great success.
Next to the KDE booth Kolab.org was present where Bernhard Reiter explained their Kolab server and KDE's Kontact groupware software to interested visitors.
The Korean KDE translators and users group is a small but lively group of enthusiasts. They are meeting regularly on IRC (channel #kde at the HanIRC server) and also in real life each Sunday. It was the first time KDE was presented at an expo in Korea - hopefully we will see more of these events in the future.
As part of the conference KDE e.V.'s president Eva Brucherseifer gave a keynote on the visions and the secrets behind KDE. As KDE's 10th years anniversary is approaching fast (hint: Oct 14 2006) she used the opportunity to have a look back,
evaluate the status quo and get a glimpse of the future development for KDE4.
The slides are available for download.
KDE's presence at LWE Korea 2006 was supported by TKGS, the organisers of LWE Korea, and KDE e.V. Many thanks!
The photo shows the booth crew: Cho Sung-Jae, who organised the KDE booth, Bernhard Reiter showing Kolab.org and the KDE booth team: Matthias Welwarsky, Eva Brucherseifer, Min Chang-Hyun and Hong Chan-Bum.