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KDE.org: The People Behind KDE: Rob Kaper

Dec 04, 2001, 05:49 (0 Talkback[s])

KDE.org continues its interviews with KDE developers with Rob Kaper, responsible for Atlantik, KDE's Monopoly-like game:

Where will KDE be in 2 year's time? Will you still be involved? How?
It's hard to see where KDE will go. The project will probably still be succesful and contribute a lot to the use of UNIX as desktop environment, but open source is in a difficult economic position at the moment.

I certainly don't think KDE will go mainstream or anything drastic. It will slowly grow and fill a very big niche, but bringing UNIX to the desktop doesn't have to mean that we should have a 99% marketshare.

You are hired to write the script for a commercial for KDE (like "The Heist" by IBM). What would be the plot?
A camera watches a monitor do wacky stuff, showing some of the cool features of KDE. But in a modern way, not actual screenshots but real special effects. Then when the computer is turned off, you see a pretty womans face (computers aren't just for male geeks) who walks back into her live as young person. The message would be something like "KDE fits perfectly well in your daily life". Actress might very well be Kirsten Dunst if I also did the casting.

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