It's spring; I can tell because the power converter connected to the solar panels on the roof is starting to hum again. That, and yardwork has to start happening, so this afternoon after my laptop crashed I headed up a tree with a swede saw.

Congratulations are in order on two fronts: Julia A. Klein for winning the Fellowship election to the general assembly of the Free Software Foundation Europe. She is now (part of) the voice of the Fellows of FSFE in the philosophical backbone of the organization. The second front is for Paul Adams and Georg Greve, who are in the process of launching Kolab Systems, which I understand is a service and support company for the Kolab groupware server and closely tied to KDE PIM.