Sizeable donation from Handshake Foundation

We’re glad to announce that we received donation of 100,000 USD, which is part of 300,000 USD offered to our KDE organization. Quite appropriate for a birthday present, as the KDE project just turned 22 this last weekend! It’s true recognition for KDE as one of the world’s largest open source project.

More information: KDE e.V. receives a sizeable donation from Handshake Foundation.


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7 Responses to Sizeable donation from Handshake Foundation

  1. Gustavo says:

    Congratulations for both KDE as a whole and Calligra for a well deserved compensation! I hope this results in better software (but to be honest I know it will) and as an invitation to others to donate more often.

    I understand it might be soon to talk about this, but by any chance, do you already have any plans for this donation? What parts of Calligra will you prioritize?

  2. Tobias says:

    Will you even support Krita with this money, or is Krita no longer part of calligra?

  3. Tobias says:

    Thanks Jarosław, that answered the second part of the question, but my main question is now:
    Will you support Krita with this money too, even it is no longer part of calligra?

    • Jarosław Staniek says:

      That’s indeed a good question to a community of contributors (, not web page comments 🙂 No single individual is administering the funds. From the other hand since 1998 Calligra/KDE developers probably donated more than that sum in the hours and currency spent. But development tends to be run not by hiring someone unless it’s outside of Calligra (e.g. Nokia, KO, OOPL…).

  4. hernan says:

    just a quick sugestion, the software can be good, but if it has no users, after 20 years (staroffice, openffice) LibreOffice hasnt made to much progress, is far better adapt software to the user to try otherwise, ribbon could not be patented, take advantage, make a clone ms office with the same look and feel even the same hotkeys, is the most used software, even existing libreoffice many prefer office wps, because it is what they are used to work everyday, very few will waste their time adapting to something new

  5. Wein Dein says:

    make it beautiful looking & format support all please. I want to use calligra as office suite app.

    Great News!!!

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