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Tue Jul 20 01:36:18 CEST 2010

Aleix to focus on one modul and therefore try to integrate the scientific
KDE applications as well. (Perhaps it could be renamed in "KDE Education and
Science" in the future if absolutely necessary.)

2. Marketing / "Selling" of the software package
Our mainpages ([1], [2] and [3]) as it seems to me are (still) structured
for developers and could be improved for users. Users are looking for
solutions for their problems. As I read and heard in the last days schools
and universities use a bunch of KDE (and other Open Source) apps through
many "modules" (KDE-Edu apps as well as Krita, KOffice, the KDE Workspace
and even
I am not sure if it is our core task to promote whole education packages or
to promote our software to already existing promoters of FLOSS at schools
(e.g. Skolelinux, OpenSUSE l-i-f-e, etc.). Both things will help us. I am
open for both solutions.

My first step: I created a Wiki page [4] to collect some ideas to show the
potential of KDE Software at schools from a user perspective. Please feel
free to improve it.
If such a page exists yet, please let me know.

Does it make sense to build an equal page for KDE 4 Scientists, too?



2010/7/19 Aleix Pol <aleixpol at>

> On Saturday 17 July 2010 00:57:18 Akarsh Simha wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > I was at Akademy, attended Stuart's talk, but couldn't make it to the
> > BoF. In any case, I was wondering if a KDE science could be a good
> > place for apps that are not education per se, but more research
> > oriented stuff, to go into.
> >
> > Let me pick an example app -- say I write a KDE front-end to an
> > astronomical image processing program -- I don't think there's a place
> > to put that as yet in KDE. I am inclined to believe that Cantor (but
> > not Step) would possibly be better in such a place. Apart from that,
> > there's a lot of scope for a lot more KDE applications to come up into
> > KDE science -- I can think of a few potential apps in Physics (but of
> > course, we do need coders!). Maybe creating a module called KDE
> > science will spur up some action.
> >
> > Regards
> > Akarsh
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> >
> That depends a lot on what you do consider for education. Getting to know
> more
> things is both science and education. I understand the target is a little
> different but I don't think it is that much.
> If we consider we need two different coordinations it's fine to have a
> separate
> module but that would double quite some effort. We can see that KDE Science
> iniciative as a promoting KDE (overall) for science creation and let the
> programs to be organized as they are now. I'd say it's the science
> developers
> who should decide if they want to organize separatedly, but given that this
> iniciative is coming from promo I don't see a reason for splitting
> development
> modules.
> Aleix
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When I see it right, we are facing two different tasks.<br>1. The structure=
 of the development of our applications and<br>2. The marketing / promotion=
 of our software.<br><br>1. Development of the specific applications<br>

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