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Aug 23, 2004, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Chance)

"During the opening day of KDE's World Summit--aKademy--the idea that there's no such thing as a free lunch was easily dismissed thanks to meal tickets from IBM and a local cafe, though sadly those who convened to discuss and celebrate free software weren't rewarded with free beer. With approximately half a thousand people currently registered, months of preparation have turned into a day of frantic setting up and a lively meeting of the KDE Project's governing board, the KDE e.V.

"Having arrived in Ludwigsburg at 4 a.m., my travelling friend and I rose tentatively to a quick breakfast, then sped straight down to the Filmakademie. A team of around 20 local volunteers was working around the clock to set up the network, a live video stream, an administrative office, and a mass install of laptops being sold at cut prices by HP. KDE contributors were milling around, receiving identification keychains. But no rest for the wicked--the KDE e.V. membership meeting began promptly at 10 a.m..."

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