Improving our integration with KDE application teams, and supporting companies

Sune Vuorela nospam at vuorela.dk
Mon Aug 20 17:41:31 BST 2018


On 2018-08-19, Thomas Pfeiffer <thomas.pfeiffer at kde.org> wrote:
> Interestingly, in almost all conversations I had at Akademy about this topic, 
> people were actually very positive about the prospect of growing an ecosystem 
> of companies around KDE. Maybe it's the difference between the people who are 
> still active and want to see people spend paid time on KDE, and those who are 
> mostly watching KDE from the sidelines and want to go back to "the good old 
> timeṣ"™ when KDE was just a bunch of enthusiastic geeks who wanted to change 
> the world as a hobby.

I think this is a misinterpretation.

I have not heard a single voice opposing people getting paid for doing
KDE hacking.

I have heard some people arguing that KDE eV shouldn't pay people to
hack on KDE software.

I have still to be convinced that it is a good idea that KDE eV decides
whose work is good enough to qualify for KDE money.

/Sune



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