Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

KDE joins the Free Software Foundation

Filed under
KDE

KDE and the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) are proud to announce their associate status, working together for the promotion and protection of Free Software on users' desktops in Europe and worldwide.

The Free Software community started to build freedom into the most basic building blocks of an operating system. The desktop is one of the most important battlefields for the long term success of Free Software. In the antitrust case it has become apparent how Microsoft could take its quasi-monopoly on the desktop and use it as leverage in other areas. Together with the KDE e.V. we seek to break the stranglehold on the desktop.

Full Story.

More in Tux Machines

The Internet Without Connection, Free Endless OS For Emerging Markets

There are four billion people on the planet without PCs or access to affordable personal computers. That figure should surely be tempered with some contextualization i.e. not everybody actually wants to have an Internet connection and many traditional, native or bucolic ways of live do still exist on the planet. Regardless, there are a batch of global initiatives in existence which seek to give computer access to every man, woman and especially child. Endless OS is one such project. The free operating system has been designed explicitly to work in the expensive or restrictive Internet data conditions that often exist in emerging markets where fabulously affordable broadband has yet to arrive. The software itself is built to provide useful information and educational content, with or without an Internet connection. Read more