Kubuntu and other KDE distribution's use of KDE infrastructure

Kenny Duffus kenny at kde.org
Tue Jan 17 09:00:52 UTC 2017

On Tuesday, 17 January 2017 03:41:59 GMT, Ken Vermette wrote:
> I think he might be right, only the trademark is still Canonical.
> Development is supported primarily by... ... Blue Systems? Rush? The
> community? The Tragically Hip? Valorie? Nickelback?
> ... Either way, I personally look at the lineage and say that's good enough
> for me, at least for the first year. If nothing else and we do something
> along those lines, I'd pony up €100 myself for the first year.

I think you are starting to head off at a bit of a tangent, the issue isn't 
regarding monetary costs.

The only small number of objections to the current request seem to be 
theoretical/political and even then don't seem to think that in the end it 
is really a huge deal.

There is minimal sysadmin time required for the current request, in fact 
far more sysadmin time has been sucked up by this thread I would expect.

Obviously as sysadmins volunteer their time and doing extra things puts a 
bit more strain on them it wouldn't be fair to ask for lots of things not 
directly related to our community.

I also think that Valorie may have clouded the issue slightly by using 
ambiguous terms in what she described in the initial mail which could have 
made some peoples minds start to run wild. As Nicolás has said adding the 
phab stuff is only a few minutes work which seems to have been dwarfed by 
this discussion.

This thread could probably continue for ever not really getting anywhere 
new. The point of the start of this thread was more the issue of precedent 
rather than the actual request. I think that it may be hard to come up with 
guidance on strict what is ok and what isn't based on infinite 

A number of people have expressed the view that if we can help with things 
that get KDE products into peoples hands without a big effort then it seems 
like the nice and right thing to do.

I would suggest that if any of the sysamins are happy to do this then they 
should just be encouraged to go ahead and get it done and everyone move on.



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