i saw another report on the "asian linux" group today on a website. seems that the default desktop is kde, which is great.
asia is going to be an explosive area of growth for open source. we would be smart to work with emerging groups there to ensure the desktop meets their needs. looking at the translation stats for kde, we are doing fairly well with some asian languages such as chinese but are not doing so great when it comes to japanese, thai, hindi, etc. it would be nice to see these numbers all at 100%. (that's why the call me a dreamer)
regional groups should also be started in these areas to support our developers. this is why i'm so excited about osdw possibly visiting india next year.
and speaking of osdw, it used to state on the website that any funds raised that weren't used up by the osdw event would be donated to KDE e.V. well, there are no additional funds this time around, but if there were it's become very clear to me that those funds should be reinvested into future osdw events to support the global phenom it is becoming.
i'm working some more on 3.5 (and even the occasional 3.4!) bugs today. boring, boring work and often very unrewarding in the sense that one can easily spend the day hunting down half a dozen bugs. oh well. i'm having lunch with t., so at least i have that to look forward to. =)