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T/his page is a collection area for thoughts on how to construct a strategy for partnerships with independant software vendors (ISVs) and system integrators (SIs) as well as implementation notes for same. Other partners are surely on the map as well, but right now we are focussing on the ISV/SI issue.

The immediate game plan is:

  • define what we will be doing with and for each of these groups
  • turn that into a releasable communique for the press channel
  • garner feedback and registrations of interest from people in both groups
  • world domination.

As this plan is fleshed out and we achieve points one and two, the results will be taken to the MWG, e.V. and then the general community. This will allow a staged introduction with peer review at each point.

People working on this at the moment:

  • Aaron Seigo
  • Jaroslaw Staniek
  • Inge Wallin



The challenges we hear from ISVs tend to fall into a few common categories:

  • binary compat across distributions
  • clear desktop integration strategies for third party software
  • lack of documentation (MSDN is often brought up)
  • lack of relationship / partnership points with the community that are recognizable / make sense to them

The first two are out of scope of KDE itself, but we need to stress in our communications that we are involved in significant ways with both the LSB and Portland.

Here then are our plans to address the last two issues.


  • devnew becomes d.k.o and will be launched with KDE4 as our "MSDN" of sorts


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