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
If you missed my presentation you can find it here
I already discussed the integration of the services into KDE via JOLIE with Fabrizio Montesi yesterday. It should be strait forward.
I will do a BOF session later today to discuss the ideas and possible implementations. I´m looking forward to a productive discussion.
It is sad that Akademy has a very bad press coverage this year. I couldn´t find articles on heise.de, golem.de, slashdot, osnews, digg or other important IT sites.
Is someone working on this?
The BOF Session part 1 is at 14:00 in BOF Room 1


  1. reldruH

    That, even in slide form without hearing the talk, was amazing. Having those things would have made coming to linux so much easier than it was. The ubuntu forums are great and so are irc channels but finding them was hard and then it was a little bit scary to actually ask a question when you feel like such a newcomer. Having those things on the desktop itself, encouraging people to use them would make linux a lot more attractive (read: less scary) to a lot of people. I can’t wait to see what comes of this.

  2. kde fangirl

    I’ve just read the slides and I really wish I could be there! The whole idea of the Social Desktop is amazing. I hope your talk was recorded.

  3. Hanno

    some articles are here: (German) http://www.linux-magazin.de/

  4. Stefan Sarzio

    Amazing ideas! I’d really love to see that come true.

  5. Vlad

    Hello Frank,

    just wanted to warn you that the kde-look website isn’t loading, while kde-apps appears to be fine. perhaps after your post, millions of good folks took a look at kde-look again 🙂

    this is the error i recieve:
    “The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.”



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