paulb (Paul Brown)
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Today

paulb committed R883:1562571: removed News from menu bar.
removed News from menu bar
Wed, Feb 19, 4:46 PM

Yesterday

paulb added a comment to T11430: Attend External Events 2019: PyCon India 2019.

@paulb it's pretty late now, but I've just published that PyCon India piece. I hope you can take a look!
https://brute4s99.news.blog/2020/02/18/pycon-india-2019-late-report/

Tue, Feb 18, 1:23 PM · KDE Promo

Mon, Feb 17

paulb moved T8554: Compile list of questions for marketing research company from Doing - Tasks that are actively worked on to Blocked/Waiting - Tasks with some progress that are now paused on the KDE Promo board.
Mon, Feb 17, 7:22 PM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T10607: Promote the 5th anniversary of KDE Frameworks as Resolved.
Mon, Feb 17, 7:22 PM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T11847: Qt World Summit 2019 as Resolved.
Mon, Feb 17, 7:21 PM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T11847: Qt World Summit 2019, a subtask of T8043: Attend External Events, as Resolved.
Mon, Feb 17, 7:21 PM · KDE Promo
paulb moved T12718: Create KDE Annual Report 2019 from Incoming - All new tasks and ideas go here to Doing - Tasks that are actively worked on on the KDE Promo board.
Mon, Feb 17, 7:21 PM · KDE Promo
paulb created T12718: Create KDE Annual Report 2019.
Mon, Feb 17, 7:21 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T12707: The New Future of KDE neon.

Again: do the other stuff and then we'll talk Promo. We cannot start working on promotion on something that has not happened, because it may not happen, and then we would be wasting time and resources.

Mon, Feb 17, 7:09 PM · Neon
paulb committed R917:514fb289a7f5: folder 2019 (authored by paulb).
folder 2019
Mon, Feb 17, 10:30 AM

Sun, Feb 16

paulb assigned T12707: The New Future of KDE neon to KonqiDragon.
Sun, Feb 16, 9:34 AM · Neon
paulb added a comment to T12707: The New Future of KDE neon.

I don't think Promo is the place to start carrying out this task. It seems to me that you would need to incentivise some deeper changes in KDE neon before thinking of promoting it as feature-complete distribution. As you say:

Sun, Feb 16, 9:32 AM · Neon

Tue, Feb 4

paulb added a comment to T11835: Organizing KDE's presence at FOSDEM 2020.

Well, @paulb mentioned some metrics we could use. We didn't apply any of them ☹ . We didn't have anyone with a good camera either, so we've not got much in the way of promo pictures either. That said, FOSDEM is a weird kind of event: I see it as a "we need to be there anyway" kind of event, where the value is not in the booth, but having people there who talk to other people and coordinate KDE activities with the rest of the world. I planned two more KDE events for later this year, while there. We coordinated some development work with GNOME. FreeBSD x11/wayland is synced up with KDE needs now. kdenlive showed off its stuff. PlaMo got several more contributors (or people saying they would). That's not directly due to the booth, but because we have warm bodies and warm smiles there in Brussels.

Tue, Feb 4, 3:58 PM

Wed, Jan 29

paulb added a comment to T11835: Organizing KDE's presence at FOSDEM 2020.

What does the Target "Get X number of people to sign up for KDE IDs" relate too?

Wed, Jan 29, 12:00 PM

Tue, Jan 28

paulb added a comment to T11835: Organizing KDE's presence at FOSDEM 2020.

Didn't @jriddell have the tablecloth we ordered for Edinburgh?

Yes I do

Tue, Jan 28, 5:40 PM
paulb added a comment to T11835: Organizing KDE's presence at FOSDEM 2020.

Shall I ask @toscalix to bring you the embedded Plasma Mobile thing for the table demos?

Tue, Jan 28, 3:56 PM
paulb updated subscribers of T11835: Organizing KDE's presence at FOSDEM 2020.

I have a 1mx1m KDE logo on canvas, suction cups to hang it with, and a rollup banner that we can use. I could try to get a blue tablecloth at the market tomorrow (last year we used Leinir's cloth, but that's not here now). @ognarb can you check those off on the list?

Tue, Jan 28, 3:55 PM

Jan 14 2020

paulb added a comment to T12029: Plasma 5.18 Contest for wallpapers, promotional video, UI mockups, etc .

Nobody opposes, so let's go with the 20th as @niccolove said. I suggest we leave open the Apps section for now, just in case we can convince people to participate

Jan 14 2020, 6:53 PM · KDE Promo

Jan 13 2020

paulb added a comment to T12029: Plasma 5.18 Contest for wallpapers, promotional video, UI mockups, etc .

The wallpaper contest seems to be cracking along nicely, but we have a problem with video contest: we don't have many submissions for Plasma and none for Applications. We would want to extend the deadline and promote the competition a bit more.

Jan 13 2020, 7:46 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T12444: Advertise Plasma to Windows 7 refugees.

The problem is twofold. If you think the legal aspect is a non-issue then why has The KDE Community stated that there are copyright hurdles that have to be figured out? It just doesn't add up.

Jan 13 2020, 6:51 PM · KDE Promo

Jan 10 2020

paulb added a comment to T12444: Advertise Plasma to Windows 7 refugees.

AERO is the intellectual property of Microsoft. Only KDE e.V. can determine whether the use of AERO was appropriate or not

Jan 10 2020, 9:11 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T12444: Advertise Plasma to Windows 7 refugees.

Finally, "Unfair Use" is not a thing. "Fair Use" is (but it protects the users of copyrighted material, not the copyright holder), as is "Copyright Infringement", which is what I think you wanted to say, right @raddison?

Jan 10 2020, 6:13 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T12444: Advertise Plasma to Windows 7 refugees.

What is not copyrightable?
– titles, names, short phrases, and slogans;
familiar symbols or designs;
– mere variations of typographic ornamentation, lettering, or coloring;
– mere listings of ingredients or contents
– Ideas, procedures, methods, systems, processes, concepts, principles, discoveries, or devices
– Common information such as calendars, measurement charts, TV guides
– Government or legal documents

Jan 10 2020, 4:48 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T12444: Advertise Plasma to Windows 7 refugees.

"Unfair use" of what exactly?

Jan 10 2020, 4:22 PM · KDE Promo

Jan 9 2020

paulb added a comment to T12444: Advertise Plasma to Windows 7 refugees.

Thank you @PopeRigby ! Great job

Jan 9 2020, 7:46 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T12444: Advertise Plasma to Windows 7 refugees.

A forum post I wrote for some Facebook groups:

Jan 9 2020, 6:49 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T12444: Advertise Plasma to Windows 7 refugees.
Jan 9 2020, 1:20 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T12444: Advertise Plasma to Windows 7 refugees.
Jan 9 2020, 1:12 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T12444: Advertise Plasma to Windows 7 refugees.
Jan 9 2020, 1:06 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T12444: Advertise Plasma to Windows 7 refugees.
Jan 9 2020, 1:02 PM · KDE Promo

Jan 8 2020

paulb updated the task description for T12444: Advertise Plasma to Windows 7 refugees.
Jan 8 2020, 5:45 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T12444: Advertise Plasma to Windows 7 refugees.
Jan 8 2020, 4:44 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T12444: Advertise Plasma to Windows 7 refugees.
Jan 8 2020, 4:44 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T12444: Advertise Plasma to Windows 7 refugees.

What's up with the article link? It doesn't work here:

Jan 8 2020, 3:20 PM · KDE Promo

Jan 7 2020

paulb updated the task description for T12444: Advertise Plasma to Windows 7 refugees.
Jan 7 2020, 9:43 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T12501: Blog post for LGM announcement.

Is there a specific goal you need to achieve, @timotheegiet? Do you need more people to attend? People to submit talks? Help with material? Staff for a booth?

Jan 7 2020, 7:28 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T12444: Advertise Plasma to Windows 7 refugees.
Jan 7 2020, 1:14 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T12444: Advertise Plasma to Windows 7 refugees.
Jan 7 2020, 1:12 PM · KDE Promo

Jan 5 2020

ognarb awarded T11915: Commission new official version of the KDE logo with the word "KDE" next to it or below it a Love token.
Jan 5 2020, 9:36 PM · VDG, KDE Promo
paulb closed T11915: Commission new official version of the KDE logo with the word "KDE" next to it or below it as Resolved.
Jan 5 2020, 12:44 PM · VDG, KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T11915: Commission new official version of the KDE logo with the word "KDE" next to it or below it.

Uploaded all the logos to https://kde.org/stuff/clipart.php and updated the descriptions on the page.

Jan 5 2020, 12:44 PM · VDG, KDE Promo
paulb committed R883:1559559: Changed incorrect logo description Grey > Blue gradient.
Changed incorrect logo description Grey > Blue gradient
Jan 5 2020, 12:40 PM
paulb committed R883:1559558: Corrected inline CSS to get rid of distortion.
Corrected inline CSS to get rid of distortion
Jan 5 2020, 12:33 PM
paulb updated subscribers of T12444: Advertise Plasma to Windows 7 refugees.

As for creating an overall Global Theme out of those items: It depends on if Global Themes can set the Qt style to 'gtk2' and if all the pieces can be made to be easily installable without issues (currently the Seven Black Plasma Theme doesn't install properly when done through GHNS).

Jan 5 2020, 12:22 PM · KDE Promo
paulb committed R883:1559555: Added new logos.
Added new logos
Jan 5 2020, 12:14 PM
paulb committed R883:1559554: Added 1 new clipart.
Added 1 new clipart
Jan 5 2020, 12:04 PM
paulb committed R883:1559550: Adding new logos with slugs.
Adding new logos with slugs
Jan 5 2020, 11:53 AM

Jan 4 2020

paulb added a comment to T11915: Commission new official version of the KDE logo with the word "KDE" next to it or below it.

Meanwhile, I have made all the different versions available here: https://share.kde.org/s/r4SYAPHTtK7TtA3

Jan 4 2020, 5:26 PM · VDG, KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T12489: Requesting karma for SVN.

Yes, that is what I was thinking. As I can commit changes to the GIT parts of the website, I might as well have access to the SVN too.

Jan 4 2020, 5:21 PM · Sysadmin
paulb added a comment to T11915: Commission new official version of the KDE logo with the word "KDE" next to it or below it.
In T11915#216469, @hein wrote:

Since we have consensus, let's expand the clipart page? :)

Jan 4 2020, 5:19 PM · VDG, KDE Promo
paulb created T12489: Requesting karma for SVN.
Jan 4 2020, 11:47 AM · Sysadmin

Dec 31 2019

paulb updated the task description for T12444: Advertise Plasma to Windows 7 refugees.
Dec 31 2019, 11:07 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T12444: Advertise Plasma to Windows 7 refugees.
Dec 31 2019, 11:05 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T12444: Advertise Plasma to Windows 7 refugees.
Dec 31 2019, 11:04 AM · KDE Promo

Dec 30 2019

paulb added a comment to T12444: Advertise Plasma to Windows 7 refugees.

People who have started doing this before us and can be used to support arguments:

Dec 30 2019, 12:04 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T12444: Advertise Plasma to Windows 7 refugees.
  1. When visiting forums where Windows users hang out
Dec 30 2019, 11:18 AM · KDE Promo

Dec 29 2019

paulb updated the task description for T12444: Advertise Plasma to Windows 7 refugees.
Dec 29 2019, 5:01 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T12444: Advertise Plasma to Windows 7 refugees.
Dec 29 2019, 4:57 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T12444: Advertise Plasma to Windows 7 refugees.
Dec 29 2019, 4:19 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated subscribers of T12444: Advertise Plasma to Windows 7 refugees.
Dec 29 2019, 1:09 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T12444: Advertise Plasma to Windows 7 refugees.
Dec 29 2019, 1:01 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T12444: Advertise Plasma to Windows 7 refugees.
Dec 29 2019, 12:46 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T12444: Advertise Plasma to Windows 7 refugees.
Dec 29 2019, 12:46 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T12444: Advertise Plasma to Windows 7 refugees.

As discussed in the Promo channel, we must also be careful with the wording... How do we explain Plasma in one line, for example? Trying to avoid the "desktop environment" phrase my initial instinct it something like:

Dec 29 2019, 12:44 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T12444: Advertise Plasma to Windows 7 refugees.
Dec 29 2019, 12:34 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T11915: Commission new official version of the KDE logo with the word "KDE" next to it or below it.

@ndavis I quite like yours since they are embedded in the logo. Since we are using Noto Sans everywhere (default font in plasma and in the websites), maybe we should also use Noto Sans in the logo.

Dec 29 2019, 12:30 PM · VDG, KDE Promo
paulb moved T12444: Advertise Plasma to Windows 7 refugees from Incoming - All new tasks and ideas go here to Doing - Tasks that are actively worked on on the KDE Promo board.
Dec 29 2019, 12:26 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T12444: Advertise Plasma to Windows 7 refugees.

Although I was first against writing a story because I saw it as a waste of time (Windows 7 users don't hang out where we publish stuff), I am now having second thoughts.

Dec 29 2019, 12:23 PM · KDE Promo
paulb triaged T12444: Advertise Plasma to Windows 7 refugees as Normal priority.
Dec 29 2019, 12:23 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T12029: Plasma 5.18 Contest for wallpapers, promotional video, UI mockups, etc .
Dec 29 2019, 11:37 AM · KDE Promo

Dec 14 2019

paulb moved T12029: Plasma 5.18 Contest for wallpapers, promotional video, UI mockups, etc from Incoming - All new tasks and ideas go here to Doing - Tasks that are actively worked on on the KDE Promo board.
Dec 14 2019, 2:40 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a project to T12029: Plasma 5.18 Contest for wallpapers, promotional video, UI mockups, etc : KDE Promo.
Dec 14 2019, 2:40 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T12029: Plasma 5.18 Contest for wallpapers, promotional video, UI mockups, etc .
Dec 14 2019, 2:39 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T12029: Plasma 5.18 Contest for wallpapers, promotional video, UI mockups, etc .
Dec 14 2019, 2:39 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T12029: Plasma 5.18 Contest for wallpapers, promotional video, UI mockups, etc .

Suggested rules for the video competition:

Dec 14 2019, 11:36 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T12029: Plasma 5.18 Contest for wallpapers, promotional video, UI mockups, etc .

Here are the rules for the last wallpaper competition:

Dec 14 2019, 11:24 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T12029: Plasma 5.18 Contest for wallpapers, promotional video, UI mockups, etc .
Dec 14 2019, 11:14 AM · KDE Promo
paulb removed a project from T12029: Plasma 5.18 Contest for wallpapers, promotional video, UI mockups, etc : KDE Promo.
Dec 14 2019, 11:14 AM · KDE Promo

Dec 9 2019

paulb added a comment to T10034: Attract existing FLOSS software projects to KDE and incorporate their members into our community.

Let's put a temporary brake on adding new projects for now and try and move this on to the phase in which we talk strategies we are going to use to convince the projects to join us.

Dec 9 2019, 9:46 PM · KDE Promo

Dec 5 2019

paulb added a subtask for T12321: Improve awareness of Planet's content policy: T12322: Add additional filters to planet.kde.org.
Dec 5 2019, 2:03 PM · Websites
paulb added a parent task for T12322: Add additional filters to planet.kde.org: T12321: Improve awareness of Planet's content policy.
Dec 5 2019, 2:03 PM · Websites

Dec 1 2019

paulb committed R917:d45abe0e84f4: Added date (authored by paulb).
Added date
Dec 1 2019, 1:04 AM

Nov 30 2019

paulb committed R917:ea8a773a5e2f: Merge branch 'master' of git.kde.org:websites/ev-kde-org (authored by paulb).
Merge branch 'master' of git.kde.org:websites/ev-kde-org
Nov 30 2019, 5:16 PM
paulb committed R917:091d7527074d: Added names to Promo Sprint group photo (authored by paulb).
Added names to Promo Sprint group photo
Nov 30 2019, 5:16 PM
paulb added a comment to T11915: Commission new official version of the KDE logo with the word "KDE" next to it or below it.

I would like to gently point out that this is not very helpful and that we are never going to reach a consensus if every new comment contains a new proposal. This task has been blocked for weeks. The best time to submit a proposal would've been then, not at the exact moment when we are trying to unblock it.

Nov 30 2019, 2:50 PM · VDG, KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T11915: Commission new official version of the KDE logo with the word "KDE" next to it or below it.

I still like kabel

Nov 30 2019, 12:41 PM · VDG, KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T11915: Commission new official version of the KDE logo with the word "KDE" next to it or below it.

Liberation: +1
Droid: -1

Nov 30 2019, 12:08 PM · VDG, KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T11915: Commission new official version of the KDE logo with the word "KDE" next to it or below it.

Let's get a move on this. Below are 8 logos with the 8 most unobtrusive, unassuming and common fonts I could find. Pick your favourite (+1) and least favourite (-1). Only one per person please:

Nov 30 2019, 12:07 PM · VDG, KDE Promo

Nov 29 2019

paulb added a comment to T11835: Organizing KDE's presence at FOSDEM 2020.

Thinking of the Apps goal, are there any other apps we could demo that would draw a crowd? I am not sure this would be popular, but I have been quite impressed by the travelling assistant features Kontact has acquired recently, although I doubt that would make for a very enthralling demo. I am sure there are other applications (Kdenlive?) that would make for visually appealing demos.

Nov 29 2019, 9:44 AM
paulb updated the task description for T11835: Organizing KDE's presence at FOSDEM 2020.
Nov 29 2019, 9:43 AM
paulb committed R917:d5b3e4c8b867: Correcting ELC figure caption (authored by paulb).
Correcting ELC figure caption
Nov 29 2019, 9:18 AM
paulb committed R917:39f9d5fe72a6: Kdenlive location correction (authored by paulb).
Kdenlive location correction
Nov 29 2019, 9:11 AM

Nov 28 2019

paulb updated the task description for T11835: Organizing KDE's presence at FOSDEM 2020.
Nov 28 2019, 7:13 PM
paulb updated the task description for T11835: Organizing KDE's presence at FOSDEM 2020.
Nov 28 2019, 7:12 PM
paulb updated the task description for T12029: Plasma 5.18 Contest for wallpapers, promotional video, UI mockups, etc .
Nov 28 2019, 6:56 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T12029: Plasma 5.18 Contest for wallpapers, promotional video, UI mockups, etc .
Nov 28 2019, 6:56 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T12029: Plasma 5.18 Contest for wallpapers, promotional video, UI mockups, etc .
Nov 28 2019, 6:55 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T12029: Plasma 5.18 Contest for wallpapers, promotional video, UI mockups, etc .
In T12029#211566, @GB_2 wrote:

What about something like most Goal: Consistency contributions from new contributors?

Although I'd love to do that, how can me objectively measure Consistency contributions to choose a winner?

Nov 28 2019, 4:22 PM · KDE Promo

Nov 25 2019

paulb added a comment to T7953: Compile list of influential outlets and influential "influencers" for product reviews.

In Brazil, there's Diolinux on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Diolinux

Nov 25 2019, 3:58 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T10034: Attract existing FLOSS software projects to KDE and incorporate their members into our community.
Nov 25 2019, 9:51 AM · KDE Promo