KDE.org: The People behind KDE: Claudiu Costin
Oct 24, 2000, 08:18 (1 Talkback[s])
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"What is your role within KDE?
"Romanian translation work and i18n.kde.org technical
"How and when did you get involved in KDE?"
"At the end of 1998, I realized I hated the situation that
forced me to use proprietary software. Since then, passing through
rather big pains, I tried to get rid of any need for Windows and
other software that I wasn't able to pay for. At this point, Linux,
an older acquaintance, became my best friend. In March 1999, I
obtained KDE-1.1.1 and I hugely liked it, especially the idea that
I had the code and I was able to change it to my will. When I saw
how easy I could modify visible strings thus being able to do
translations, I started to translate KPackage 1.2. Toivo Pedaste
encouraged me a lot and so the translation of documentation
"How much time do you spend on KDE?"
"3-6 hours a day. But there are times when I work nothing or
even 10 hours."