so i found out about the Open Clip Art Library (or OCAL) today. they've got 3000+ images in their collection, which is pretty impressive, and all in SVG format. i stumbled across this due to a comment on theDot and decided to post a message to their list to see if there were ways KDE could work with OCAL and vice versa. i think there are a number of potential benefits to this, with Get Hot New Stuff, KOffice, a OCAL browser and kde-look.org being obvious targets. we'll see where it gos.
now, there are only a few hundred KDE developers. and not all of those have the time or interest to go around looking for ways to hook up with other people's efforts to make things Better. so while KDE people can (and do) engage in outreach to the larger community, these resources are limited and the potential to miss great opportunities is high.
so if you are involved in a Great Project that you think would do well with a KDE bridge, please take the time to discover what's possible. worst that can happen is that we all decide there's probably not much that can be done of interest. but i think we'll also find some real diamonds together.
KDE is already working with Firefox, Samba, OpenOffice, FreeDesktop.org, NoMachine and a host of other projects to the benefit of KDE's users and theirs. let's see how big we can get this software orgy =)