On Thu, Sep 19, 2019 at 1:52 PM Friedrich W. H. Kossebau
<kosse...@kde.org> wrote:
>
> Am Mittwoch, 18. September 2019, 18:01:18 CEST schrieb cahfof...@tuta.io:
> > 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
> do.
>
> 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 ;)

The vast majority of our systems are hosted by Hetzner, who detail
their resource utilisation at
https://www.hetzner.com/unternehmen/umweltschutz/

>
> Cheers
> Friedrich
>
>

Cheers,
Ben

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