NewsForge: KDE 4 Multimedia Meeting Exceeds Expectations
Jun 04, 2006, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by N. Sanders)
"KDE members associated with the desktop environment's major
multimedia components and marketing efforts met last weekend in
Achtmaal, The Netherlands, at the KDE 4 Multimedia Meeting (K4M,
previously known as K3M). Attendees discussed goals for their
projects and wrote a fair amount of code that promises exciting
improvements in KDE 4's multimedia components.
"K4M attendees hailed from 15 countries and four continents.
While open source software is often developed by individuals
separated by thousands of miles who communicate through email and
IRC, airfare and lodging expenses may be justified for short bursts
of fantastically productive meetings such as this. Meeting
organizer Adriaan de Groot notes in his blog, 'It's difficult to
quantify how much extra bandwidth 'being there' adds to
development, but our past experiences are just great...'"