Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th May 2009 16:52 UTC, submitted by FrankKarlitschek
KDE "At last year's Akademy the vision of the Social Desktop was born and first presented to a larger audience. The concept behind the Social Desktop is to bring the power of online communities and group collaboration to desktop applications and the desktop shell itself. One of the strongest assets of the Free Software community is its worldwide community of contributors and users who belief in free software and who work hard to bring the software and solutions to the mainstream."
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"I am going to complain about bugs in KDE 4x but in no way have I or will I ever do anything to fix said bugs."

I like this idea. I dislike facebook because the only thing it seems to do well is blast the user with trvial life moments from high school classmates that they would otherwise have no contact with. At lest this seems like it could have some useful applications

I wouldn't say it is totally useless; I know that the Green Party in New Zealand are big Linux/OpenSource supporters so something like this would be incredibly useful for collaboration during the election or establishing a strong support base with party members.

I know the party that I am with there is an embracing of technology - and I'm trying to push it further. It will be interesting to see politics in the future as more of my generation get involved and are no longer satisfied with the old way of doing things; a desire to create a genuine community around a given idea rather than the arms distance approach which exists today in the traditional party models.

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