Revision as of 14:34, 7 February 2010 by Dario (talk | contribs) (→Developer Awards)(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff) The KDE project started on October 14th 1996 (and the project has thus celebrated its tenth birthday already) with a call for programmers in comp.os.linux.misc: the original announcement of the KDE Project in 1996 (use Google™ Groups to find the original posting). At the 2003 Kastle conference Matthias Kalle Dalheimer gave a presentation about the history of the KDE project. Contents 1 Developer Meetings 2 Developer Awards 2.1 aKademy Awards 2009 - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain 2.2 aKademy Awards 2008 - Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium 2.3 aKademy Awards 2007 - Glasgow, Scotland 2.4 aKademy Awards 2006 - Dublin, Ireland 2.5 aKademy Awards 2005 - Málaga, Spain 3 KDE in the Press Developer Meetings There have been roughly yearly large-scale developer meetings for the KDE community since very early in the project. Since the KDE e.V. was created the yearly meeting is a requirement of its bylaws, so we can count on it now. Akademy 2009 - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain Akademy 2008 - Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium aKademy 2007 - Glasgow, Scotland aKademy 2006 - Dublin, Ireland aKademy 2005 - Málaga, Spain aKademy 2004 - Ludwigsburg, Germany Kastle - Nové Hrady, Czech Republic 2003 KDE Three - Nürnberg, Germany, 2002 KDE Three Beta - Trysil, Norway 2000 KDE Two - Erlangen, Germany 1999 KDE One - Arnsberg, Germany 1997 Developer Awards The KDE Appreciation Awards, also known as the "aKademy Awards", are awards that the KDE community gives to KDE contributors. Their purpose is to recognize outstanding contribution to KDE. They are given in a yearly basis inside the yearly aKademy conference. There are three awards, best application, best contribution to KDE and the Jury's Choice Award. aKademy Awards 2009 - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain Jury: Mark Kretschmann, Nuno Pinheiro, Aaron Seigo. Best Application: Peter Penz for Dolphin. Best Non-Application: Celeste Lyn Paul for her usability work. Jury's Award: David Faure for greatest service to KDE. aKademy Awards 2008 - Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium Jury: Sebastian Trueg, Matthias Kretz and Danny Allen. Best Application: Mark Kretschmann for Amarok. Best Non-Application: Nuno Pinheiro for Oxygen. Jury's Award: Aaron Seigo for Plasma. aKademy Awards 2007 - Glasgow, Scotland Jury: Boudewijn Rempt, Alexander Neundorf and Laurent Montel. Best Application: Sebastian Trueg for K3b. Best Non-Application: Matthias Kretz for Phonon. Jury's Award: Danny Allen for the KDE Commit-Digest. aKademy Awards 2006 - Dublin, Ireland Jury: Albert Astals Cid, Enrico Ros, Lauri Watts, Stephan Kulow and Oswald Buddenhagen. Best Application: Boudewijn Rempt for Krita. Best Non-Application: Alexander Neundorf for his work on CMake in KDE4. Jury's Award: Laurent Montel for KDE4 Commit Champion. aKademy Awards 2005 - Málaga, Spain Jury: Aaron Seigo, Brad Hards, David Faure and Matthias Ettrich. Best Application: Albert Astals Cid and Enrico Ros for KPDF. Best Non-Application: Lauri Watts for the KDE documentation. Jury's Award: Stephan Kulow and Oswald Buddenhagen for Subversion migration. KDE in the Press Articles about KDE have been collected in this archive of KDE in the press through the year 2000. For more current mentions see the KDE News site [# 2000] [# 1999] [# 1998] Retrieved from "https://community.kde.org/index.php?title=KDE_Project_History&oldid=1920" Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.