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Comment Re:But... (Score 5, Interesting) 220

Wouldn't a huge sieve designed to strain out the plastic catch everything else as well? Like, you know, fish and seabirds and other critters?

Having read the FAQ on the Ocean Cleanup website, what they are proposing is not a seive, more of a barrier - it's intending to collect the larger floating pieces, not the smaller ones.

Comment Not dead here. (Score 1) 515

I've been a long time KDE user - since the 2.x days, though I started using it more seriously when 3 was released, and I still use it daily both at work and at home. There's no denying that the transition from 3 -> 4 and 4 -> 5 were difficult. In the first instance it was clearly a rush to get things out before they were ready. In the latter case it wasn't quite the same, though some functionality did regress due to rewriting - but there was an added dimension of KDE relying more on Qt's inbuilt functionality instead of its own libraries, but unfortunately they weren't quite ready (or complete) yet. Multi-screen and session restore in particular were broken for quite a while in various ways. Both are mostly fixed now, which is good because I rely on them heavily; in the interim I just made do - unfortunately I know not everyone was prepared to do that.

I do follow dot.kde.org and there are definitely passionate people still working on KDE - even some who have been around since the old days, though sadly many have drifted away. It would be nice if this article had a positive effect and brought some attention back on KDE. in any case as a user I won't be giving up on KDE any time soon - as I type I have Konsole, Kate, Konversation, Okular and Kontact (4.x version) open and I would have a hard time using alternatives to any of these.

Comment Re:Failed Actors (Score 1) 105

Roger Moore was actually the first choice for the role of James Bond in Dr No. Sean Connery got the role instead, and did a fine job of it. But it would be interesting to see how Roger would have done that film.

Except you wouldn't get that with this technique - all you'd get is Sean Connery wearing a mask of Roger Moore's face. A pretty convincing one, but a mask nonetheless.

Submission + - Roundcube Next Beats Indiegogie Funding Goal (venturebeat.com)

stilborne writes: Roundcube, the world's most popular Free and open source webmail app, has been running an Indiegogo campaign over the last seven weeks to help fund a major development push they are calling "Roundcube Next". With a week left in the campaign, Venture Beat is reporting that they have beat their initial funding goal and discuss why Roundcube is so important to people who use a web browser for mail, contacts and calendaring.

From use by Fortune 50 companies to being installed by a whopping 62% of cPanel users who install a webmail client, Roundcube has been a force to be reckoned with. So it will be very interesting to see where Roundcube Next takes its huge number of users. The article also notes that the open source project has taken the step to create an Advisory Committee from the top funding organizations which so far include cPanel, Tucows, Fastmail, TransIP, bHosted, XS4ALL, Sandstorm.io, sys4 and Contargo, with more reported on the way.

Submission + - Roundcube Leaping Ahead, Launches Crowd Participation & Funding (indiegogo.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Roundcube was first featured on Slashdot in 2005. Over half a million installations later, it will continue to be incrementally improved. But now Thomas Brüderli, the founder of Roundcube, wants more: A full web application, responsive and elegant, for any device, as Open Source. To this goal he launched a crowd funding and engagement campaign last night.

Submission + - Kolab Summit 2015 Announced (kolab.org)

stilborne writes: The Kolab Collaboration Suite, the open source groupware system that scales from "Raspberry PI" installations to 100k+ seat enterprise deployments, has been adopted by companies and governments around the world, making it one of most successful "poster children" for Free Software and Open Standards. In order to chart the next steps forward, the Kolab community has announced the inaugural Kolab Summit to be held in The Hague on May 2-3, 2015. Along with workshops, BoFs and coding break-out sessions, presentations will be given by key developers from a number of open source projects including Kolab, Roundcube, cyrus imap, and KDE among others. Registration is free, and the call for presentations is live for the next few weeks.

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