Talking KDE and openSUSE with Jos Poortvliet
Aug 24, 2010, 09:05 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Recently I had the pleasure of chatting with newly minted
openSUSE community manager, and former KDE marketing lead, Jos
Poortvliet about user-visible changes brought in the KDE 4.5
release. We asked him ten questions about changes in KDE 4.5, what
problems needed to be overcome, and what the future of KDE looks
like — and his thoughts on openSUSE.
"Jos Poortvliet was hired by Novell as openSUSE community
manager in early August. Before that he was active as volunteer in
the international KDE community as marketing team lead. He
coordinated and contributed to the work around releases, creation
of marketing materials, visiting and organizing conferences, and
maintaining contacts with the press. In his "real" life he worked
as business consultant at companies like Royal Bank of Scotland,
the dutch Governmental Department of Education and KPN, a major
dutch Telecom provider.
"So, without further ado, let's get on with the interview."