Mycroft Plasmoid & Request to Join The Community

Clemens Toennies starbuck at
Mon Jan 16 19:45:04 UTC 2017

Hi Aditya,

great Plasmoid!
Please consider it adding also to the - Plasma 5 Plasmoids:

Btw. Would it also work using KDE's own speech recognition tool "Simon":

Greetings, Clemens.

Am 16.01.2017 um 20:20 schrieb Aditya Mehra:
> Hi,
> Thanks for your quick responses Aleix & Thomas. I have carefully gone
> and read through the KDE Manifesto[1], Commitments of a KDE
> Project[2], Policies[3] and the Incubator page including internal
> links documentation and am open and willing to adhere to all the
> terms, policies and Commitments mentioned and also make the required
> changes to the current plasmoid if required to follow them.
> >From a goals perspective the Mycroft Plasmoid adheres to being and
> remaining an open source project with its goals in line with being
> innovative, end user focused and welcoming for everyone to join and
> participate in its development process with due attribution to all who
> wish to contribute. Although I am only representing the Mycroft
> Plasmoid I have developed with the above goals in mind, I would like
> to add that the Mycroft Ai project towards which this plasmoid has
> been developed for is also an open source end user committed project
> with its development outlook being open towards all developers and the
> different Linux platform communities equally. It also is welcoming and
> supportive of growing in a positive direction along with its users to
> provide them a great virtual assistant experience on the desktop.
> Additionally to the above I do understand I need to find a sponsor
> from the Plasma team who would be willing to mentor and give
> directions towards this and hence have prepared a documentation report
> on the plasmoid and its current workings that also includes the Plan
> for Compliance with the KDE Manifesto which I am attaching a link of
> to this email to gain interest of anyone who is willing to sponsor me.
> I will additionally be marking this email in a separate mail with the
> documentation to the plasma development mailing list to gather their
> interest and ideas on how we can integrate further with a request from
> my side for sponsorship.
> The documentation and plan for Compliance with the manifesto can be
> accessed on this link:
> [1] <>
> [2]
> <>
> [3]
> <>
> I hope for your continued support towards this and also for a positive
> response from the community.   
> Thanks & Regards,
> Aditya Mehra       
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *From:* aleixpol at <aleixpol at> on behalf of Aleix Pol
> <aleixpol at>
> *Sent:* Monday, January 16, 2017 5:02:31 AM
> *To:* informing about and discussing non-technical community topics;
> Aditya Mehra
> *Subject:* Re: Mycroft Plasmoid & Request to Join The Community
> On Sat, Jan 14, 2017 at 6:22 AM, Aditya Mehra <aix.m at> wrote:
> > Hello all,
> >
> > I recently released the Mycroft Plasmoid for Plasma 5 Desktop. The
> plasmoid
> > is a frontend to Mycroft Ai which could be described as a digital
> desktop
> > assistant. The plasmoid with the core provides users a number of
> skills and
> > widgets which can be interacted with via text and voice input.
> >
> > I am posting this email as I would like the Mycroft Plasmoid project
> to be a
> > part of the KDE community. I have my repository for the plasmoid
> hosted on
> > github where I am currently doing most of the releases. I have
> additionally
> > followed the packaging guidelines / structure of other available C++/QML
> > plasmoids, but as I am quite new to the development process I do not
> have
> > much of an idea on how to go about hosting this on the KDE
> infrastructure
> > and joining the community. I would like to request someone to please
> guide
> > me with this process and how I can contribute to the community.
> >
> > The current hosted git repository can be found at:
> > and the demo of the plasmoid at:
> >
> >
> > Thanks & Regards,
> > Aditya Mehra
> >
> Hi Aditya,
> I'm glad to see you're interested in the project joining KDE. I agree
> it would be interesting.
> It covers areas that will become important soon enough on our systems
> and I'd certainly like to be prepared.
> Besides incubating your project as Thomas suggested, I also think it
> could be interesting to approach directly the Plasma team and discuss
> which ways we could integrate further.
> Good work!
> Aleix

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