Public report of the Community Working Group

Valorie Zimmerman valorie.zimmerman at
Mon Aug 13 01:33:35 BST 2018

On Sun, Aug 12, 2018 at 12:48 PM, Marta Rybczynska
<marta.rybczynska at> wrote:
> Valorie,
> Thank you very much for the work and for the report.
> On Sat, Aug 11, 2018 at 5:52 PM, Valorie Zimmerman
> <valorie.zimmerman at> wrote:
>> * Case: death of Marko Käning, former KDE devel
>> Outcome: Sysadmin disabled the account
> I find this outcome very disturbing. My proposal is (seconding Valorie's
> comment during the raport)
> to formally estabilish a procedure: in case of death or serious medical
> conditions of a contributor
> or a former contributor, if the community learns about the fact, the Board
> sends a card to the person
> or their family. The card may be replaced by other means if more
> appropriate.
> Regards,
> Marta

I too found it rather cold and unfeeling, which is not like us. In the
past, we have sometimes named a release after the person, and given a
bit of a tribute to them in the release document if this is OK with
the family. I remember this with Clare Lotion, for instance.

Somehow Marko's death went un-noticed which is sad, and why I made
mention of it.



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