Dear Thomas, dear KDE community,

I fully support Thomas' proposal.

For the banner, I would take the official footer banner, which can be seen at 
 . By modifying the configuration and / or javascript, we could prevent it from 
expanding tomorrow.

Additionally, I (and some others over in the Promo channel) would align it with 
a post on social media.

This post could be combined with an announcement that KDE starts internal 
discussions about its impact on the environment and how to save the environment.

Therefore, as of today, we could (and in my opinion should) start internal 
discussions on how to save the environment as KDE community. How should this 
happen? Here on the mailing list, on a phabricator task or somewhere else? Has 
something additional to be done that we can officially say the KDE community 
discusses this aspect?

Sincerely yours

19. Sep. 2019, 15:35 von

> Hey everyone,
> Here is a concrete proposal which I've just brought up on the promo
> channel and which seems to gain support there:
> - Add a banner on our website _today_ informing about the Global Climate
> Strike which starts tomorrow and telling that we support it (not
> covering the whole website, just big enough that people notice it)
> - Post on social media _today_, telling people that we think the strike
> is important
> - Do _not_ use the JavaScript which does the "blackout" tomorrow.
> Reasoning:
> The blackout thing is indeed more of a grand gesture of solidarity,
> which in itself doesn't do much, at least on our website. The strike is
> mainly aimed at politicians, and I don't think many of them even go to
> our website.
> However, telling our audience about the strike and showing our support
> _today_ may motivate some people to join, and that does have an effect.
> Politicians don't care about FOSS websites showing a banner, but they do
> care about millions of people protesting out on the streets.
> I know they do, because they have told me, in person, when I paid them
> visits together with other climate activists.
> They told me "If you want us politicians to listen, don't sign online
> petitions. Go out on the streets in really big numbers!"
> Would anybody have serious concerns about that?
> Cheers,
> Thomas

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