Klaus Stärk has written in with
two stories of interest from Germany.
In the first, the German KDE website has
the February 2002 App of the Month:
KOrganizer. As usual, the
useful (German) review includes a
of KOrganizer, as well as a
with, its maintainer, Cornelius
Schumacher (People of KDE, dot story).
In the second story, many of you know that the German BundesTag (parliament)
is considering making KDE/GNU/Linux the pricipal OS/Desktop in the
parliament. Klaus points to an online petition called
"where people can subscribe
in order to say "Yes, it would be good to have Linux on the
servers and desktops in the german Bundestag". So when Linux becomes
the desktop OS there, what could be the desktop environment,
then?" Even if you do not plan to endorse the petition,
I suggest that you head over there anyway, the petition is
quite the great read.