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KDE.org: The People behind KDE: Claudiu Costin

Oct 24, 2000, 08:18 (1 Talkback[s])

"What is your role within KDE?

"Romanian translation work and i18n.kde.org technical administration."

"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 followed."

"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."

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