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KDE Developer Uwe Thiem: Not OT [ A KDE developer on today's attacks in the United States ]

Sep 12, 2001, 07:15 (175 Talkback[s])
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[ Uwe Thiem is the KDE organizational contact for Africa and author of KDE Application Development. His responsibilities also include the 64-bit Linux/Alpha port of the KDE project. Thanks to Dennis Powell for forwarding this message. -ed. ]

Subject: Not OT
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 20:32:09 +0200 (WAST)
From: Uwe Thiem
Cc: KDE Developers 

Although not development related, this is not OT IMHO.

Living almost at the other side of the world, I would like to express
my heartfelt and deepest sympathy for the victims and their relatives
of the cowardly terroristic acts against innocent people in NYC and
Washington DC. I sincerely hope that most people were able to escape
the towers of the WTC and the Pentagon before they collapsed and I
also hope that our fellow KDE folks in NYC, Bernd and Andreas, are
alive, unharmed and uninjured.

This has been a dark day. An apparently well planned series of crimes
of hate and inhumanity certainly claimed a high number of lives.
 Let's hope that the death toll is not skyrocketing.

I would also like to express my hope that the international community
of KDE folks will remain the community of reason it always has been.
Let's continue to stay and work together, regardless of nationality,
sex, skincolour, religion (or non of it), cultur, sexual orientation,
political believes, language or age. Let's be a voice of reason and
hope - in a situation of tragedy and grief like today as we have been
regarding the comuter desktop.

Our hearts and souls are with you over there on the other side of the
Atlantic hit by the deadly deeds of criminals.


Uwe Thiem                                        Tel:  +264 - 61- 249249 
P.O.Box 30955                                    Email: 
Republic of Namibia