In the awards overview article, LF observes that "it takes a lot of planning, a lot of hard work, some serious code fu and, above all, a commitment to the ideals that underpin our movement."
How true. In recognition of the path KDE took in 2008 from the initial 4.0 release through to our current effort, the readers voted overwhelming for KDE as the Free Software Project of the Year. This wasn't a desktop only category, it could have been any Free software project. To all the users who voted: thank you! To everyone contributing to KDE in any of the many ways possible (coding, translating, usability, artwork, community guidance, marketing, biz dev ...), a huge congratulations and thank you to you as well.
On the awards broadside page, LF writes:
"A landslide for KDE, and rightly so: the team have done an incredible job of getting
KDE 4 stable and they deserve the glory. To celebrate, we think we should dedicate our
next cover to KDE…"
So be sure to pick up the March edition of Linux Format: it's going to be chock full of KDE goodness.