Update: OfB.biz: Red Hat to KDE: "Do As I Say, Not As I Do"
Jul 30, 2002, 21:27 (112 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timothy R. Butler)
[ Thanks to Timothy R. Butler for this
"It started seemingly innocuously enough; a letter was received
by one member of the KDE development team asking the KDE Project to
use RedHat [sic] Linux on machines at LWCE and to display
RedHat's shadow man logo on those machines. In exchange, the letter
from RedHat explained, KDE would 'benefit from many valuable
marketing benefits in our booth, on our website, and in our
"Interested, but a bit concerned due to RedHat's track record
with KDE, the developer, Charles Samuels, wrote into a KDE mailing
list for opinions on the offer. After a heated discussion, of which
many participants had already been burnt by the distribution's
disinterest in KDE, Samuels came up with a compromise.
"In his message back to RedHat's Tommy Mann, he said the KDE
Project would take the offer if RedHat would provide a system for
the KDE booth to show KDE on RedHat with and the company would
demonstrate KDE in its own booth. Those in the mailing list
discussion were pleased with this, and overall it sounded like a
good way to improve relations between the two groups..."
OfB.biz has updated the story:
"In a continuing stream of good news, Todd Bar contacted one of
KDE's representitives saying RedHat would provide a system to demo
KDE on RedHat with. Rob Kaper, one of the KDE developers who will
be at the show, responded excitedly 'This is very generous of them
and shows that Red Hat is willing to put effort in cooperating with
KDE, which is a good thing.' It is certainly great to see such a
good ending come out of this event..."