"As the KDE-3.0 scheduled release date drew near, it became
obvious that a concentrated effort focused on solving problems with
the current code base was urgently needed. To solve these problems,
and with the generous support of our sponsors, a group of KDE
developers met in Nürnberg (Germany) from February 25th to
March 4th. These developers were invited to provide the time and
energy necessary for the meeting to be successful. This event is
now known as the the KDE-Three meeting (see the history of KDE for
details about KDE-One, KDE-Two and KDE-Three-Beta).
"Among the developers present at the meeting, some journeyed
long distances to join the meeting, some neglected exams, jobs or
family, and all spent long nights burning the midnight oil. But the
opportunity to work solely on KDE for a full week, as well as to
place faces and voices on friends never seen or heard before,
largely paid off..."