1. What makes
A look behind the scenes of a large Free
Lydia Pintscher @Nightrose COSCUP 2013
2. This is KDE
3. and this is KDE
4. and for some this is KDE
5. But really, this is KDE.
6. And this!
7. Some numbers
nearly 17 years old
over 200 individual projects
more than 5000 people
contributed code + countless
contributions in other areas
8. Some KDE programs
9. Why are these people doing this?
10. What do people work on?
11. Why is KDE important?
12. 2 Central Documents
14. Be considerate
Support each other
16. Open Governance to ensure engagement
in our leadership and decision processes
17. Free Software to ensure the result of our
work is available to all people
18. Inclusivity to ensure that people of all
origins are welcome to join us and participate
19. Innovation to ensure that new ideas
constantly emerge to better serve people
20. Common Ownership to ensure that we
21. End-User Focus to ensure our work is
useful to all people
22. Benefits (shortened):
1. Technical and social support by the
2. Support and representation by KDE e.V.
3. Increased visibility
23. Principles (shortened):
1. Support of KDE's Code of Conduct
2. No mandatory contributor license
3. Staying true to established practices
common in KDE unless forced to deviate
4. Direct write access to all software for all
5. Trademark continuity
24. How KDE is set up
25. Where does the good stuff happen?
26. Where is KDE heading?
Frameworks for Qt developers
27. Your first steps
1. Find something you are
2. Hang around a bit and get to
know the people
3. Try to find a small task you can
do (or ask for one)