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"What is your role within KDE?"

"Doing the dirty job :). Fixing bugs everywhere I can, helping users and developers that have problems. I also work on some Mandrake-specific KDE stuff. Oh, and when I have time after all this, I work on improving konqueror and I plan to do more on koffice in the future."

"How and when did you get involved in KDE?"

"Four years ago, a friend named Hugo had the excellent idea of developing a talk program with an answering machine capability (the only program capable of doing that was a Windows program). I liked the idea and suggested to help him, but then he never started, so I did it when I found some time. It worked great, but the announce that tells the user about an incoming communication was, like in the good old Unix talk daemon, a text message in a console, so it lacked a nice dialog. Since another friend from the same school, Cedric, had shown me KDE a week before, I thought I would use KDE to create a message box for the talk daemon. Yes, it all started from a message box ! But I really got involved in KDE when Torben Weis was looking for someone to take over kfm's maintainance (kfm is the file manager in KDE 1.1) and I said I would give it a try."

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