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 🙂