KDE to run Dashboard Widgets

KDE, a desktop environment for Linux will support the HTML Canvas element in the next release (KDE 4). What does this mean to you, the user? The KDE Team's goal is to run Apple Dashboard Widgets on Linux!

Widgets themselves are nothing special. Having developed one and dug through, modified, and working on more, they are just a collection of HTML and Javascript that happens to show up very nicely in a big dynamic webpage called Dashboard

This will be nice since currently only KonfabulatorYahoo! Widgets are cross-platform.

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Andrew Turner is an advocate of open standards and open data. He is actively involved in many organizations developing and supporting open standards, including OpenStreetMap, Open Geospatial Consortium, Open Web Foundation, OSGeo, and the World Wide Web Consortium. He co-founded CrisisCommons, a community of volunteers that, in coordination with government agencies and disaster response groups, build technology tools to help people in need during and after a crisis such as an earthquake, tsunami, tornado, hurricane, flood, or wildfire.