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Sponsor: Kevin Ottens

GCompris is a high quality educational software suite comprising of numerous activities for children aged 2 to 10.

Some of the activities are game orientated, but nonetheless still educational.

Currently GCompris offers in excess of 100 activities and more are being developed.


  • Bruno Coudoin (maintainer)
  • Aruna Sankaranarayanan
  • Emmanuel Charruau
  • Holger Kaelberer
  • Johnny Jazeix
  • Sagar Chand Agarwal
  • Stephane Mankowski
  • Thibaut Romain

Manifesto Compliance Plan


Open Governance

Already open goverance to some extent, anyone with a KDE account can contribute, mailing list and IRC available.

Focus point: mailing list under used, people tend to mail directly Bruno in private. Proposed action: push contributors toward the mailing list for discussions.

Free Software

All GPL v3+, no brainer.


No barrier known toward the contributors.


Not really applying to this area, that said, spearhead efforts on Android, Windows port and such.

Common Ownership

All clear no known barrier, anyone can contribute directly.

End-User Focus

Perfectly in target, software for children and schools.


  • Code of Conduct: supported
  • Contributor License Agreement: none
  • Established practices: CMake + Qt like most, code reviews except for most active core contributors
  • Source materials hosted on our git infrastructure (in playground/edu)
  • Online services, some are not on KDE infrastructure:
    • website (daily backup on KDE at [email protected]:backup)
    • wiki (daily backup on KDE at [email protected]:backup)
    • website source code (on GitHub, migration to KDE in progress)
    • mailing list (migrated to KDE)
    • voice assets (TODO need to migrate them on KDE subversion)
    • emails
    • source tarballs (TBD)
    • binaries for windows, mac, android (+ payment system)
    • KDE's bugzilla
  • KDE Licensing policy: a few copyright headers missing, otherwise following it
  • KDE branding guidelines: no reference to KDE yet
  • No patents
  • Agrees to transferring the GCompris brand in case of bus rampage :-)

Proposed actions:

  • website + wiki + should propose continuity plan to sysadmin (DONE)
  • voice assets: should migrate to KDE infra
  • source tarballs: should migrate to KDE infra
  • binaries: to be discussed on kde-community again to finally answer if yes or no we're fine with hosting on KDE infra those binaries which have a code to unlock them fully
  • Translations to be hooked to the KDE translation team (DONE)


No brainer, already participating in Randa, posting on planet, etc.

Candidate ready

Status Description Notes
DONE Project description
DONE Project team
DONE Manifesto compliance plan


Status Description Notes
DONE Repository and code available (in playground/edu)
DONE Mailing list available Migration to KDE completed: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
DONE Website available (if applicable) Yes, on own infrastructure
DONE Active community Push more use of the mailing list
DONE Manifesto compliance ...