I'm leaving for Tenerife in the Canary Islands this evening where I'll be presenting on KDE4, teaching KDE development and meeting with some of the local movers and shakers. Why the Canaries? We have some 35k desktops in education there serving 250-300k people. They use Free software desktops day in, day out and have for some time now. This is not a particularly isolated success, but it's a very nice one and I'm looking forward to seeing it all first hand.
This is, incidentally, why I find all the punditry about how the Free software desktop is failing or is a failure to be the work of ignorance. Not only is the Free software desktop and KDE in particular doing better than ever before in the real world terms that matter such as market growth, which speaks to the lack of knowledge out there on the growth that is happening, but to rail against this very real trend because a single kernel developer quits or because of any number of other reasons shows ignorance of the open source methodologies (people come and go all the time, sometimes not pleasantly) or about how basic market economics work.
In more positive thoughts, Linux Journal has a cover story on the Green Phone and QTopia which has has the last few bits that already weren't GPL'd released under the GPL today. In the same magazine I'm also mentioned (hooray! =) as well as LinuxMCE. Nice ...
I finally got a chance recently to look at Johan Thelin's book Foundations of Qt Development. It's really nice to see how many Qt4 books there are out there right now, and Johan's is a really good addition to the library. It's thorough and clear; great work Johan! =)
A friend of mine is working on a KDE4 book aimed at first-time KDE/Linux users so we should have some nice more "traditional" documentation sometime after 4.0 comes out. Neat.
Anyways, I still have a number of things to do before I can head out in a few hours so I should get off the keyboard here. I haven't had a chance to get the screencast together that I wanted. Apologies. Latest will be after I get back, or the 24th.