Oporto and other stuff

Posted by on Feb 16, 2009 in KDE | 2 Comments

I´m back from the Tokamak II in Oporto. It was a very interesting, productive and fun meeting. I find it very motivating to work in such a group of clever people on real innovation. By the way 14 developers from 8 countries. OpenID: From today on we support login via OpenID on the openDesktop.org network. […]

openDesktop.org experiments with marketplace

Posted by on Jan 15, 2009 in openDesktop.org | 21 Comments

We started an interesting experiment. From today applications, artwork or document templates can be uploaded to openDesktop.org, KDE-Look.org and KDE-Apps.org for free downloading as before. But starting today, you may also select to sell them to users on the Marketplace of openDesktop.org. We try to do this in a way which is in line with […]

200.000 download per day

Posted by on Dec 3, 2008 in openDesktop.org | 5 Comments

Last week we at the openDesktop.org network broke through the 200,000 downloads per day barrier. So over 200,000 applications, themes and wallpapers are downloaded per day. We have over 80 million page impressions per month at the moment and are still growing strong. This is a big increase in the last few month. It seams […]

My Perfect Desktop (part 1 – documents)

Posted by on Nov 20, 2008 in KDE | 13 Comments

Over the last few month I though a lot about the future of desktop operating systems and how a perfect desktop operating should look like in my opinion. After discussing this stuff with friends I decided to blog about the ideas. Please post your comments and ideas. This is strictly from a user point of […]

free job board, redesign and open collaboration services.

Posted by on Nov 11, 2008 in KDE, openDesktop.org | No Comments

At the end of October we launched a free job board on the openDesktop.org websites. I know quite a few people who found a nice full time or freelance job by showing their work on our websites. I also know a few free software projects and companies who are looking for new projects members or […]

draft 3 is finished

Posted by on Sep 1, 2008 in KDE, privacy | No Comments

I just finished the draft 3 of the open collaboration services specifications.  I got a lot of input from developers and users so the new version is more RESTfull, better documented and has more features. At the moment the services PERSON, FRIEND, MESSAGE, ACTIVITY and CONTENT are specified. The services are already implemented at all […]

Akademy rocks

Posted by on Aug 12, 2008 in KDE | 5 Comments

Like every year Akademy is really fun. It´s great to meet old and new friends and discuss KDE, new ideas and technologies. I´m glad that my keynote was really well received. It seams that most KDE people like my ideas of the “Social Desktop”.  You can find a first version of the specs here: freedesktop.org […]

server migration done

Posted by on Jul 21, 2008 in openDesktop.org | No Comments

The migration to a new server is finally done. everything should be a lot faster and more stable now. Yesterday we completed the migration to a new main application server. The new machine has 8 cores, 16GB RAM, 1,5TB usabel harddisk space and unlimited traffic. Together with our other servers for mail, backup, static content, […]

Servers Servers

Posted by on Jul 15, 2008 in openDesktop.org | No Comments

As you noticed the openDesktop.org websites are very slow at the moment. We even had a complete server crash yesterday. I´m very sorry for the problems. The reason is that our traffic is growing fast and our main server has a constant load of over 30. We really need a hardware upgrade. I just ordered […]

Starting to Blog

Posted by on Jul 6, 2008 in KDE, openDesktop.org | One Comment

A lot of people asked me to start blogging. It seams many people are interested in news about the openDesktop.org network and the other community sites like KDE-Look.org, KDE-Apps.org, GNOME-Look.org or Xfce-Look.org. I´m not a big writer, so don´t expect long articles. 🙂