Matthias Ettrich receives German Federal Cross of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz)

Matthias Ettrich, the founder of the KDE project was awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz (German Federal Cross of Merit) today for founding the project that created the Free Software K desktop environment. Specifically, the award was given “in recognition of his work spurring innovation and spreading knowledge for the common good”.

It’s good to see Free Software recognized on a national level — the Bundesverdienstkreuz is the only decoration given by Germany on a national level. KDE is a kickass desktop environment, certainly the most configurable and powerful one on any platform. Now let’s just fix a few more bugs and it’s ready to dominate the world.

Congratulations, Matthias 🙂

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