CNET News.com: Rift persists between Linux interface campsAug 16, 2000, 01:08 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)
"The arrival today of major corporate backing to boost the Gnome desktop user interface for Linux won't do much to unify support for a competing effort called KDE, several key executives said."
"Legal and cultural issues separate the Gnome and KDE efforts, said Haarvard Nord, chief executive of Oslo-based Troll Tech, the company that created the underlying software components used by KDE and by applications that run on KDE."
"This whole KDE-Gnome war--it's just plain silly," Nord said. He'd like to see a merger, but added, "It does not seem likely."
"Miguel de Icaza, founder of Gnome and chairman of Gnome software company Helix Code, also does not expect a merger, he said at a news conference today at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo."