reddit r_KDE uses KDE logo in LGBT colors

Christian Loosli kde at
Sun Jul 12 17:47:52 BST 2020

Hi Sabayon11, 

while I do not know why after taking it to Reddit, then the forums, then IRC 
you now have to take it to the mailing list, especially as the answers you 
were given were mostly all the same:

Yes, it is consistent, allowed, wanted and very much in the philosophy of KDE 
being open and welcoming for everybody and showing support to various 
marginalized groups. LGBTQ people still face discrimination in various places, 
in some way more severe than others, so I think it's good to show them that 
within the KDE community they are welcome and hopefully safe.
As Nate already wrote, this does not mean that we aren't open and welcoming 
for other groups; quite the contrary. And we gladly show support for them, 
where it makes sense and where it is appropriate, too.

If that openness and support for people scares off a sponsor, contributor or 
otherwise from KDE: probably KDE wasn't the right place for them anyway and I 
am not going to be sad about that loss.

Kind regards, 


Am Sonntag, 12. Juli 2020, 12:13:34 CEST schrieb sabayon11:
> I have a question:
> Is it legal for reddit moderators of r_KDE to use KDE logo in LGBT
> colors. Is it consistent with logo license?
> Is it in line with KDE code of conduct - to support certain groups
> that are politically active and be selective in this choice? For
> example: why they don't support women rights in middle-east region?
> Who have the right to decide?
> Do you realize that it can stop certain people from funding KDE? Of
> course on the other hand it can make others, like George Soros to fund
> but does KDE really want to go in that direction and engage in such
> politics. Pretending that it has nothing to do with politics is a pure
> lie.
> What other KDE contributors think about it? For example: do all KDE
> funders support engaging software community in non-software activity?
> I know that reddit is separate website and has nothing to do with this
> forum, however this is social and community issue as well.
> What about adding to KDE code of conduct: KDE is not engage in social
> or political dispute. KDE doesn't discriminate nor support any groups
> other than Free Software.
> Personally I believe there are thousands of other better places on the
> Internet to express whatever point of view someone has and KDE and its
> community should not be involved in such activities.
> It is now off. But this doesn't change the meaning of this action.
> My first message about it to this list was on 3rd of July but has not
> been accepted by moderators yet, so I had to subscribe.

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