KDE will celebrate its 20th birthday on 14th of October 2016. It all started with this email.
We should ...
- Organize big birthday parties all over the world
- Collect live CDs or installed virtual machines with old version of KDE software and make them runnable in the browser
- Use the Akademy group pictures to make a timeline for each akademy attendee
- KDE1 theme for Plasma
- Grand total of commits/bug reports/bug fixes per person
- Sell signed limited edition KDE software release
- Competition to predict the future of KDE (winner gets free time travel (forward in time only))
- Promo video, showcased as primary part of KDE.org homepage. Showing examples of KDE software in use all over the world.
- Party with major press, not only tech invited, to show KDE to world
- Testimonials from people born 20 years ago, preferably KDE/FOSS users
- Update behindkde.org with more content
- People/Organizations behind KDE videos/documentaries
- Do a special event at QtCon where we invite relevant people from KDE's history, have a series of brief lightning talks from them, record them, celebrate
- Do an interview with the founders of KDE at the original place where it happened (it supposedly was a table in the cafeteria)
- Write an article about what KDE produced in the last twenty years
- Publish articles about KDE's birthday in the relevant magazines and news sites
- Provide a press kit for "20 years of KDE"
- Create a web site which shows every single contributor who has committed to the KDE repos over the last twenty years (could be an art project ;-)
- Do a time lapse movie how the KDE desktop changed over time (one frame per release?)
- Do an infographic with a timeline of important KDE dates plus some other important dates when things happened in the world
- Have a "celebration" track at Akademy with talks about historic events of the KDE community
- Have a "celebration" keynote at Akademy
- Do an event on the actual day of the birthday with a couple of invited people and a few talks celebrating 20 years of KDE. Maybe at the birthplace?
- Testimonials from current and former KDE people what KDE means to them
- Testimonials from other open source projects
- ... your idea here
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