"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
"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
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