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Benefits of a KDE Project

Being part of the international KDE community conveys certain benefits:

  • To stand on the shoulders of giants
    • Make use of KDE infrastructure for project hosting
    • Benefit from the experience of the KDE sysadmins
    • Get support from the larger community with development, documentation, translation, testing, bug handling, etc.
    • Use opportunities to integrate with a large ecosystem of end-user products
    • Interaction with teams that have common values, leading to the cross-pollination of ideas and innovations
  • Enjoy representation and support by KDE e.V.
    • Participate in Akademy and other KDE events
    • Receive financial and organizational support
    • Know that your trademarks can be secured
    • Know that your licensing wishes can be protected via the Fiduciary Licensing Agreement
  • Increase your visibility through the reputation of the KDE community and KDE promotion tools such as:
    • pushing project announcements to the Dot and employing other KDE promotion channels
    • having your project reachable through a subdomain under
    • having a #kde-<projectname> IRC channel on the Libera Chat network
    • using KDE as an umbrella brand to associate with the KDE community for communication on web sites and other channels
This manifesto is inspired by the Agile and Software Craftmanship manifestos.