15 years of KDE

Filed under: Amarok,AmarokBlog,free software,KDE,PlanetKDE,PlanetKubuntu — Lydia at 1:00 pm on Friday, October 14, 2011

15 years ago today marks the beginning of what today is a large, worldwide, rocking team producing Free Software. We’re creating programs that are used by so many people all around the world – on their desktop, netbook, tablet, mobile phone and in the cloud – allowing them to be free.

I joined KDE around the time when 3.5.6 or so was hip – I was fascinated by the code and the people behind it. Boy, we’ve come a long way since then on so many levels. It’s been a joy to watch and be a part of. Just as Cornelius, I can say I wouldn’t be where I am today without it. I’ve made the best friends one could imagine, learned more than I could ever wish for, traveled around the world, found love – all that while doing my small part in changing the world. Thanks KDE! I owe you.

But let’s not forget that the ride has just started! In the next years I want KDE to have a significant part in helping make people more free, allowing them to do amazing things that we can’t imagine today. And I want KDE to grow in numbers, scope and financially without losing its identity. It’ll be a challenge but we can make it happen. And you can be a part of it!


Comment by razz

October 14, 2011 @ 4:23 pm

Congrats and keep up the awesome work!

Comment by Mark

October 15, 2011 @ 1:25 pm

Belated Happy Birthday KDE! :) I’ve missed you.

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