KDE.org: The People Behind KDE: Simon HausmannMar 20, 2001, 22:12 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon Hausmann)
"What is your role within KDE?"
"Hmm, just developer, hacking here and there, enjoying the fun that it is when being part of a team."
"How and when did you get involved in KDE?"
"As usual (at least for a german KDE developer :-) I read that famous KDE article by Kalle in the c't magazine (his first KDE article in the c't, he wrote quite some brilliant ones!) . At that time my devel platform was good old DOS, and I was involved in the demo scene. I was very impressed by the screenshots and soon after that downloaded it. It was just the right new platform I was looking for (as all the other scene people went over to Windows, which I did not like at all) . I followed the development passively for a while and did my first steps in the CVS repository with a koffice application template. I figured some things were missing in the OpenParts framework at that time (in particular a statusbar :-) , so I started hacking and sent a patch to Torben. That was about the beginning, and it changed my life."
"How much time do you spend on KDE?"
"Not enough :)"