Jono Bacon, perhaps
best known for his work on Kafka
and the KDE Usability
Study, has announced the launch of his most recent endeavor:
KDE::Enterprise. Since KDE
is probably best suited for deployment in enterprises and
educational institutions at this juncture, it is at once wonderful
and very exciting to
see this useful initiative come to light shortly after the
KDE Edutainment project,
announced a few days ago.
The press release follows.
DATELINE SEPTEMBER 24, 2001
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 24, 2001 (Internet). The
was launched today, with the goal of improving, integrating and customizing
the K Desktop Environment (KDE),
for development and use by enterprises. KDE is the
leading desktop for Linux and other Unix systems.
The aim of the project's website is to create an information repository
of successful business cases using KDE, to provide contact points
for KDE support, and to further the awareness of KDE as a business platform.
Jono Bacon, KDE developer and founder of
the project, stated, "KDE is rapidly developing as a preferred
interface for Linux and UNIX based systems. I want to present KDE as a
suitable solution for the enterprise, and the KDE::Enterprise project is an
initiative to do this."
"This project is very exciting because it will provide businesses with
real cases and real awareness of how much money they can save by switching
to KDE/Linux for all or part of their enterprise network," added
Andreas Pour, Chairman of the
KDE League. "KDE is ready and
poised to make substantial inroads in the enterprise, schools, universities
and other institutions, and a forum was needed to catalog the successes,
together with any problems and their solutions."
The initial release of the KDE::Enterprise website
includes an interface for submitting successful usage
of KDE in a business case.
This service is intended to build into a substantial
information repository demonstrating KDE as an
enterprise aware platform.
Jono Bacon added, "Free software has demonstrated it's successful usage
and value in the enterprise with other notable projects. KDE is
now ready to tackle the business desktop, and the KDE::Enterprise
initiative will seek to publish and further this cause".
KDE is an independent, collaborative project by hundreds of developers
worldwide working over the Internet to create a sophisticated,
customizable and stable desktop environment employing a component-based,
KDE, K Desktop Environment and KOffice are trademarks of KDE e.V.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
Unix is a registered trademark of The Open Group.
All other trademarks and copyrights referred to in this announcement are the property of their respective owners.
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