Friday, September 30, 2011

A year after the agreement between KDE eV and KDE Spain

Yesterday, September 29th 2011, it was published in the Dot, the article KDE España, an inspiring first year, wich summarizes KDE Spain activity after the agreement between that organization and KDE e.V. was signed. This milestone have been important due to several reasons:
  • Reinforce the institutional relation between both organizations, allowing KDE Spain to become stronger when relating to local public administrations, companies, other non profit organizations, etc.
  • It stablishes a precedent to be followed by other "KDE daughters" like the ones going on in Brazil, India, France, etc.
  • It shows the interest that KDE have in growing in a viral mode in every country, in the local language, taking in consideration the local culture and singularities.
  • Helps breaking down some myths about free software communities not being able to organice themselves properly or not having an "institutional or corporative side/point of view". It is obvious that we are getting more and more mature and these kind of agreements reflect it.
  • Supports every action KDE España is taking in Spain in an organized and structured way:
    • Almost twenty participations in events.
    • Akademy-es 2011 (4th edition + 1 pre-edition) sponsored by Google and Qt Software (Nokia).
    • Celebrating institutional meetings with local organizations and public administrations.
    • Organizing of KDE Sprints, for the very first time, in Spain.
    • Increasing the active members up to 30 (we pay a yearly fee/suscription) along with the spanish contributors to KDE.
    • Supporting not just Spanish, but other languages spoken in certain parts of Spain like galician, vasque, catalan..
    • The following weeks we will face the 15th anniversary of KDE and KDE España will organice some comferences to celebrate it.
KDE Spain, like other comming local KDE associations will be able to execute locally what we design globally and the opposite. It is not just a legal strategy, but a global one. KDE has made a step forward in a promising direction. One year after the agreement was signed, we have accomplished a good amount of goals, but the best is yet to come.
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