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Monday, April 10, 2006

Announcement from


This announcement just has been made on the site I
post it here for your acknowledgement and for discussion:

This website, including the forum, the mailing lists and the
respective IRC channels (#kubuntu-de and #kubuntu-de-team) has one
aim: to support the community, to offer a platform to the users of
Kubuntu and, last but not least, to boost the Kubuntu-project so as to
make it an outstanding distribution.

We all from the - team have poursuited this aim together,
but most of the work has been done by Andreas Müller (amu). He is not
only co-founder and unpayed developer of the Kubuntu-project, but he's
also hosting this website and he's taking over all the arising

During our endeavours for Kubuntu, there were made several requests to
Canonical (e.g. concerning the status of Kubuntu in comparison with
Ubuntu, reactivation of amu's account on All those
requests are unanswered till today!

Up to now, there is only one payed developer (Jonatha Riddell). Since
Canonical ignores all our personal and partly financial engagement
until now we have to assume that Canonical is not willing to make
Kubuntu a "1st class distribution".

The current status is unfortunately not acceptable at all and it is
endangering the continuity and especially the further development of

Unless all the requests made by Andreas Müller are answered till 15.04.2006

* ll shut down including its forum and mailing lists
* Amu will stop developing Kubuntu
* there will be no booth at LinuxTag

To clarify the seriousness of the situation, will be
offline for one week beginning as from monday, 10.04.2006.

The team
Amu (Andreas Müller)
Urmelchen (René Fischer)
Apachelogger (Harald Sitter)
Zerlinna (Mirjam Wäckerlin)
sh (Stephan Hermann)
emonkey (Carlos Diener)

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