Sirius teams up with KDE

In a move to promote the KDE desktop in the Enterprise, the UK's Open Source experts, Sirius Corporation, have become a corporate sponsor of the KDE project.

Growing interest in KDE's partnership programme is coming from businesses that have emerged from the Open Source community. Sirius' commitment to KDE follows Ubuntu/Canonical's recent patronage of the project.

Sirius and KDE are joint participants in SQO-OSS, an EU-funded project that assesses the quality of Open Source code.

Mark Taylor, CEO, Sirius Corporation said: “KDE is a high-quality desktop that has always had a strong following in the Open Source community. By becoming a sponsor of the project, we now want to raise its profile in the Enterprise.”

Sebastian Kügler, Director, KDE e. V said: “KDE is happy to welcome Sirius as one of Europe's leading Open Source experts in the circuit of KDE's Supporting Members. For KDE, this agreement manifests the next natural step in the improvement of relationships between KDE as the leading Free Desktop and leaders in the Open Source industry.”

About Sirius Corporation

Sirius Corporation is an European Open Source consulting, support and outsourcing group specialising in enterprise-ready Open Source software including connectivity, databases, email systems, file & print, directory service and cross-platform-authentication. Headquartered in the UK, Sirius' clients include blue-chip multi-nationals, UK public sector organisations and the European Commission.

For more information visit the Sirius website or contact Tom Callway, Sirius Corporation +44 (0)870 608 0063.

About KDE e.V

KDE is an independent project of hundreds of developers, translators, artists and other professionals worldwide collaborating over the Internet to create and freely distribute a sophisticated, customizable and stable desktop and office environment. KDE provides a stable, mature desktop, a full, component-based office suite, a large set of networking and administration tools and utilities, and an efficient, intuitive development environment.

The KDE e.V. as the official organisation behind the KDE project represents the KDE project legally and officially.

For people and organisations who wish to contribute to KDE by providing financial support in an ongoing manner, the KDE e.V. now offers the new Supporting Members scheme. To find out more e-mail visit the KDE website.