Am Mittwoch, 18. September 2019, 18:01:18 CEST schrieb
> Hello to all members of the KDE community,
> this friday (september the 20th) will be a big day in climate protests and
> hopefully also in human history: People in more than 3500 places worldwide
> are joining the Global Climate Strike to draw attention to the rising
> climate crisis.
> The question I want to ask you is: Should KDE join this protests and show
> solidarity with the people engaging for this very important topic?

If KDE (as organization) found this topic important, it should rather have it 
on its agenda every day, instead of just signaling one day the year "oh yes, 
so important topic, we also agree someone(tm) should fix this!!1!" , and the 
rest of the year continue using flights also for KDE activities ("it's quicker 
& less expensive, sorry") or buy that new device because it is more powerful 
("I could not stand the old one, sorry").

I would find it ridiculous and would be embarrassed to see someone doing this 
in my name (as active contributor to KDE software projects), when it's not 
backed by official applied policies. You are actually harming the strike, and 
shadowing those people who are not just signaling, but serious by what they 

Act first, then demand acts from others, please. And yes, I am aware there are 
individuals here who privately act with environment in mind (he, I would 
consider myself one). But as organisation KDE does not really care currently. 
So it should not pretend it does.

Like, are KDE's products evaluated in hindsight of their impact on 
environment, other than side-effect of economically importance to be short on 
need of device resources?
Is e.V. travel support making sure people tried hard to pick the most 
environment-neutral traffic way (where possible to tell), instead of just 
looking at money?
And do KDE make sure its servers are run on environment-neutral resources? 
If not, shutting them down on strike would be an act indeed, there I agree ;)


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