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Sonntag, April 09, 2006

Announcement on www.kubuntu.de

Today the kubuntu.de - Team posted the following news on their site. Please read it guys and help the Kubuntu-project by sending a message to the Ubuntu and Kubuntu mailing list.

Official statement of kubuntu.de:

This website, including the forum, the mailing lists and the respective IRC channels (#kubuntu-de and #kubuntu-de-team) has one aim: to support the community, to offer a platform to the users of Kubuntu and, last but not least, to boost the Kubuntu-project so as to make it an outstanding distribution.

We all from the kubuntu.de - team have poursuited this aim together, but most of the work has been done by Andreas Müller (amu). He is not only co-founder and unpayed developer of the Kubuntu-project, but he's also hosting this website and he's taking over all the arising expenses.

During our endeavours for Kubuntu, there were made several requests to Canonical (e.g. concerning the status of Kubuntu in comparison with Ubuntu, reactivation of amu's account on kubuntu.org). All those requests are unanswered till today!

Up to now, there is only one payed developer (Jonatha Riddell). Since Canonical ignores all our personal and partly financial engagement until now we have to assume that Canonical is not willing to make Kubuntu a "1st class distribution".

The current status is unfortunately not acceptable at all and it is endangering the continuity and especially the further development of Kubuntu.

Unless all the requests made by Andreas Müller are answered till 15.04.2006

* kubuntu.de ll shut down including its forum and mailing lists
* Amu will stop developing Kubuntu
* there will be no booth at LinuxTag

To clarify the seriousness of the situation, kubuntu.de will be offline for one week beginning as from monday, 10.04.2006.

If you want to help us, please refer to the interational mailing list of Ubuntu and Kubuntu.

The team
Amu (Andreas Müller)
Urmelchen (René Fischer)
Apachelogger (Harald Sitter)
\sh (Stephan Hermann)
emonkey (Carlos Diener)
Zerlinna (Mirjam Wäckerlin)
Czessi (Marcus Czeslinski)
foxx / Janek (Janek Thomaschewski)


  • i think that is the wrong way.

    By Anonymous Anonym, at 4/09/2006 07:04:00 PM  

  • Don't put personal beef on the shoulders of the community please. I love Kubuntu, but this doesn't sound right.

    By Anonymous Anonym, at 4/09/2006 08:03:00 PM  

  • You can disagree about the way our team is acting, you have the right to do that (the same right we have to think that our behaviour is appropriate to the situation).

    But it's not "personal beef". It's about the project - and even if maybe at the moment you may not see it, we are doing this for the community and not against it.

    I want to know if I'm spending my free time and work for a free project or to benefit a company and I think everybody has the right to know it.


    By Blogger Zerlinna, at 4/12/2006 07:37:00 PM  

  • and now? why is the kubuntu.de website online?
    today is the 16th april. or are every questions answered?

    By Anonymous Anonym, at 4/16/2006 09:21:00 PM  

  • The kubuntu.de website actually is NOT online - it's just redirected after some time to kubuntu.org.

    When things are ready we will post an announcement (and of course I'll write about it on this blog) as soon as possible.


    By Blogger Zerlinna, at 4/16/2006 11:35:00 PM  

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