"Where will KDE be in five years,"asks KDE e.V. board member, Frank Karlitschek, and the K16 planning meetings aim to focus community members 'visions' for the project to answer this question.
The first K16 meeting is currently planned for an extended weekend in early 2011 (exact date yet to be determined) and will bring together the members of the K16 organization team and selected members of the KDE community and beyond who are interested in the future of KDE.
K16 is seeking "visionaries, strategists, planners, out-of-the-box-thinkers, realists, dreamers, doers, creators, leaders, coders" and more to "share their visions" for what the KDE project could become in 2016.
From these "visions", K16's goal is to conceive a five year project plan that executes a shared vision and moves the community and development of KDE in common direction.
"Red Hat has enjoyed a great partnership with the State of North Carolina and we are really excited to continue on this path. This is a very exciting time for Red Hat and its employees!" --Leigh Day, Sr. Director, Corporate Communications for Red Hat.
"Project Harmony is like Creative Commons for contributor agreements. We've set out to capture the best practices of free and open source software contributions, across a diverse array of project cultures, communities, and values." said Allison Randal, a community participant in Project Harmony. "The public review process for the Alpha versions of the documents launches today, and runs through May 6th. After a year of hard work by the original ~100 drafting volunteers, we're really looking forward to broader participation in this public review."