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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
From time to time we hear the question, what actually is KDE e.V., what's its role in the KDE community? Let me try to answer this question here.
In short, KDE e.V. is the organization, which represents, supports, and provides governance to the KDE community. It gives the community a legal body so it can participate in activities which require a legal representation, somebody handling money, or a way to legitimize individuals to speak and act for the community.
Before I go into some more details of this threefold role of representation, support, and governance, here is a brief explanation of how KDE e.V. is set up organizationally.