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Cornelius Schumacher is a German
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

 open source
Open source
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 Software developer
Software developer
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. He was born in Tübingen but lives in Erlangen
Erlangen is a Middle Franconian city in Bavaria, Germany. It is located at the confluence of the river Regnitz and its large tributary, the Untere Schwabach.Erlangen has more than 100,000 inhabitants....

, Germany.


He's a KDE
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 contributor since 1997 when he mainly worked in the KDE’s PIM
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 team. He was the main developer and maintainer of KOrganizer for many years.
Cornelius Schumacher is a member of the KDE e.V. board since 2002. In summer 2009 he was elected as president of KDE e.V.
KDE e.V.
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On October 11, 2009, Cornelius Schumacher
Cornelius Schumacher
Cornelius Schumacher is a German open source Software developer. He was born in Tübingen but lives in Erlangen, Germany. -Biography:...

 wrote about the estimated cost (using the COCOMO
**********************************************************************************************The Constructive Cost Model is an algorithmic software cost estimation model developed by Barry W. Boehm...

 model with SLOCCount) to develop KDE software package with 4,273,291 LoC, which would be about US$175,364,716. This estimation does not include Qt, Calligra Suite, Amarok, Digikam
digiKam is an image organizer and editor using KDE Platform. It runs on most known desktop environments and window managers if the required libraries are installed. It supports all major image file formats, and can organize collections of photographs in directory-based albums, or dynamic albums by...

, and other applications that are not part of KDE core.

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