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Monday, May 08, 2006

What, me worry?

With the span of time between 3.5 and 4.0, I was concerned about KDE's interim visibility and crazy phrases like "market mindshare."

Just looking at the Dot today is a perfect example of the KDE community in action.

Every week, we have Danny Allen reminding us that although developers may be sometimes be quiet, there is a whirlwind of activity in svn. We have great KDE representation at events like FISL and LinuxTag and better yet, reports back on that activity for everyone. We have Carsten reminding and educating us about the great 3.X applications on a consitent basis. We have LSB, FSFE progress and printing summits and usability meetings. We have Google's SoC starting up shortly. We're building and improving relationships with great organizations like Canonical. We're starting to learn more about KDE 4 technologies publically like Phonon. We have great releases like KOffice and ODF support going on.

And although not as public, we're also adding great new candidates to the eV. And soon enough we'll be planning and discussing aKademy. And 3.5.3 is coming down the shoot.

Events and activities are so much better when shared. It makes promotional life so much easier. We don't have to sell the activity and progress in the community as much when it's clearly selling itself. You know people want to get involved when not only are they joining mailing lists and IRC channels, but I've got people emailing me directly asking how they can get involved.

Keep the good news coming!


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