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
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