Berlin, we’ll meet again

Filed under: Amarok,AmarokBlog,free software,KDE,Kubuntu,PlanetKDE,PlanetKubuntu — Lydia at 5:26 pm on Thursday, July 2, 2009

As others on PlanetKDE already wrote we had a really great time in Berlin last week. The KDE/Kubuntu/Amarok booth was well staffed with my favorite gearheads and new KDE people now to be added to the former group ;-) It was nice to meet you folks! One of the best things about this year’s Linuxtag: We finally managed to get our booths (KDE, Kubuntu, Amarok, QtSoftware and KDAB) together as close as possible :D No more running from one side of the exhibition to the other like in previous years \o/

Gearheads at Linuxtag

Thursday was probably the busiest day for me. Ingo interviewed me about Amarok for RadioTux. (Excellent job as always, Ingo! ;-)) The recording of it is available at RadioTux. Shortly after that I had to rush off to join Alexandra in giving an introduction to community management in free software projects in our “Community Management 101″ workshop that was well received.
The other days were filled with meetings and lots of talking to visitors and other projects. It is nice to see the shift in attitude towards KDE 4 compared to Linuxtag last year. A lot of people came to our booth to let us know they use and like KDE 4 now. This really rocks! Those who were not happy with KDE 4 yet mostly had very minor problems which we fixed in a few minutes; like showing them how to add applets to their taskbar or what the places bar in Dolphin is capable of. Oh and I was surprised how many people first didn’t believe I was running a stock KDE 4.2.4 on Kubuntu on my 7′ EeePC. So once again: The tiny thing does indeed run KDE 4 ;-) Special thanks for that to the Plasma and KWin team. Plasma and KWin on the EeePC are quite an eye catcher at events like Linuxtag.

KDE 4.2.4 on EeePC

Kreuzberg surprised a small group of us on Saturday with CSD. Definitely not what I would have expected for that evening but it was awesome! And let me tell you: Marge‘s outfit was great but it wasn’t the best one by far. That one goes to someone dressed as Hellboy shouting “KDE! Awesome!” after seeing Frederik’s KDE shirt. This was my second time in Kreuzberg and the second time there was a party on the streets. Rock! (Way less police than on May 1st though ;-))
Sunday and Monday Frank, Cornelius, Thorsten, Danimo, Dominik, Milian and I met at the QtSoftware office to talk about the future of KDE’s wikis. It was quite productive and results will be visible soon.

Thanks go to KDE e.V. and Amarok for funding and of course the Linuxtag team for another great event.

Oh and btw: I of course signed the FLA as well. (I think I got number 10 – nice round number.)

Everyone going to Gran Canaria: Have a nice time and lots of fun and make sure to blog/dent/tweet a lot for those left behind at home. I want to see lots of photos :D

3 Comments

Comment by Lydia

July 2, 2009 @ 6:29 pm

Ah forgot names for the group foto…
fltr: Casper, ossi, Arthur, Volker, Chani, Dominik, Frank, Lydia, Sven, Marcus, Milian, Adam, Eckhart, Kuba, Andreas, Franziska, Monika, Alexander, danimo, ?, Luca, sebas

Comment by Diego

July 2, 2009 @ 7:09 pm

Why is Kickoff detached from the panel? It should be much nearer !

Comment by emonkey

July 3, 2009 @ 11:08 am

Hach bei dem Foto werd ich noch viel trauriger weil ich dieses Mal nicht dabei sein konnte … :( Soviel tolle Leute auf einem Haufen, wär echt schön gewesen euch mal wieder zu sehen.

Gruss an Alle!

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